Holy Monastery of the Life-giving Fount (Poros, Greece)

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The Holy Monastery of the Life-giving Fount is an attractive 18th-century monastery that is found in Kalavria, 4km east of the main city on Poros island, Greece; built around the island's only spring. It was founded in 1720 AD by the Archbishop Iakovos II of Athens.

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Archbishop Iakovos, suffering from lithiasis, was miraculously cured after drinking from the holy water springing near the monastery.

In 1733, Paisius II of Constantinople (1744-1748) recognised the monastery under the jurisdiction of Constantinople. The act gives it a lot of privileges. In 1798, Gregory V of Constantinople (1797-1798), ratified Paisios's second document relating to the priveleges of the monastery, with a sigillion (officially sealed document), kept in the quest quarters (Archondariki) of the monastery.[1]

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