The Holy Monastery of Dionysiou - MountAthos360 - Virtual Tour 360
17296
portfolio_page-template-default,single,single-portfolio_page,postid-17296,,side_area_uncovered_from_content,qode-theme-ver-16.5,qode-theme-bridge,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-5.4.7,vc_responsive
 

The Holy Monastery of Dionysiou

History of the Monastery

The Holy Monastery of Dionysiou was built in 1366 by Saint Dionysios upon an enormous rock on the southwestern side of the Athonite peninsula, close to the coast, and is dedicated to Saint John the Baptist.

 

The emperor of Trebizond, Alexios Komninos III, economically assisted the reconstruction of the monastery, thus explaining why the monastery was also called «Monastery of the Great Komninos.»
Exquisite frescos adorn the Katholikon and the Refectory of the monastery. The frescos in the temple were painted by Tzortzis between 1546 and 1547, while the monks Daniel and Merkourios painted the Refectory.

 

The frescos which are found just outside of the Refectory contain depictions which interpret the book of Revelation. The explosion of an atomic bomb, firing of missiles, attack of warplanes and tank warfare were painted almost five centuries ago prophetically.

 

The right hand of Saint John the Baptist is treasured within the monastery, together with the icon of the Holy Virgin «of the Akathist.» It was with this icon in his hands that the Patriarch Sergios supported the struggling soldiers during the siege of Constantinople by the Avares in 624.

 

The library of the monastery is quite extensive, containing more than 1,100 manuscripts, many of which are adorned with miniatures.

Photos

We use cookies to offer you the best experience! By accepting the use of cookies you agree with the cookie policy.

Privacy Settings

When you visit any web site, it may store or retrieve information on your browser, mostly in the form of cookies. Control your personal Cookie Services here.

These cookies are necessary for the website to function and cannot be switched off in our systems.

Για τη χρήση αυτού του ιστότοπου χρησιμοποιούμε τα παρακάτω cookies που απαιτούνται από τεχνική άποψη
  • wordpress_test_cookie
  • wordpress_logged_in_
  • wordpress_sec

Decline all Services
Accept all Services

Leave your email to be informed for all our new content!
Thank you for your support!

The Holy Monastery of Chilandar

The Holy Monastery of Chilandar honors the Feast of the Entrance of the Most Holy...

Close