Docheiariou monastery

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External view of the monastery.
Docheiariou monastery is located in Mount Athos
Docheiariou monastery
Location within Mount Athos
Monastery information
Full name Holy Monastery of Docheiariou
Dedicated to Archangels Michael and Gabriel
Diocese Mount Athos
Founder(s) Blessed Euthymius
Prior Archimandrite Elder Gregorius
Location Mount Athos, Greece
Coordinates 40°15′59″N 24°10′24″E / 40.2664°N 24.1733°E / 40.2664; 24.1733
Public access Men only

The Docheiariou monastery (Greek: Μονή Δοχειαρίου) is an Eastern Orthodox monastery at the monastic state of Mount Athos in Greece.

It was founded in the 10th century, and is dedicated to the memory of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel. It celebrates its patronal feastday on November 8th (21st, Gregorian style). The monastery also houses the icon of the Virgin "Gorgoepikoos" or "She who is Quick to Hear [Prayers]". The monastery ranks tenth in the hierarchy of the Athonite monasteries. The library holds 545 manuscripts, 62 of which are on parchment, and more than 5,000 printed books. Today Docheiariou has 30 working monks.


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Coordinates: 40°15′59″N 24°10′24″E / 40.26639°N 24.17333°E / 40.26639; 24.17333