Monastery of St. John the Theologian (Patmos, Greece)
The Holy Monastery of St. John the Theologian is a monastic community for men on Patmos, founded in 1088 AD by St. Christodoulos the Latrinos, who had been granted the whole island of Patmos with a golden bull by the Emperor of Byzantium Alexis I Komninos.
The monastery is under the jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate; and is a Patriarchal exarchate with a Patriarchal exarch (ie. its abbot has special benefits).
The Monastery has ten chapels, four of which are located in its yard. In the Catholic of the monastery, there is a temple of unique art, created in 1829, by 12 sculptors.
Saints and Monastics
- nb. only those with articles are listed.
- St. John the Theologian, author of New Testament canons and the Book of Revelation.
- St. Chrysostom the Latrinos, founder of the Monastery of St. John the Theologian
- Monk Parthenios Pankosta, founder of the Monastery of Zoodochos Pigi.
- Elder Amphilochios (Makris) of Patmos.
- Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) of Diokleia