External view of the monastery.
|Full name||Holy Monastery of Docheiariou|
|Dedicated to||Archangels Michael and Gabriel|
|Prior||Archimandrite Elder Gregorius|
|Location||Mount Athos, Greece|
|Public access||Men only|
By the end of the 15h century according to the Russian pilgrim Isaiah, the monastery was Serb.
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.
- 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.
- Dochiariou monastery at the Mount Athos website
- Greek Ministry of Culture: Holy Monastery of Docheiariou