Docheiariou monastery

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Docheiariou
Δοχειαρίου
Athos 1.jpg
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
People
Founder(s) Blessed Euthymius
Prior Archimandrite Elder Gregorius
Site
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.

History[edit]

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).

By the end of the 15h century according to the Russian pilgrim Isaiah, the monastery was Serb.[1]

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.


References[edit]

  1. ^ A. E. Bakalopulos (1973). History of Macedonia, 1354-1833. [By] A.E. Vacalopoulos. p. 166. At the end of the 15th century, the Russian pilgrim Isaiah relates that the monks support themselves with various kinds of work including the cultivation of their vineyards....He also tells us that nearly half the monasteries are Slav or Albanian. As Serbian he instances Docheiariou, Grigoriou, Ayiou Pavlou, a monastery near Ayiou Pavlou and dedicated to St. John the Theologian (he no doubt means the monastery of Ayiou Dionysiou), and Chilandariou. Panteleïmon is Russian, Simonopetra is Bulgarian, and Karakallou and Philotheou are Albanian. 

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