External view of the monastery.
|Full name||Holy Monastery of Iviron|
|Order||formerly Georgian Orthodox Church
now Patriarchate of Constantinople
|Established||between 980-983 AD|
|Dedicated to||Dormition of the Theotokos|
|Founder(s)||John the Iberian and Tornikios|
|Prior||Archimandrite Elder Nathanael|
|Important associated figures||George of Athos, Tornikios, John the Iberian, Euthymius of Athos|
|Location||Mount Athos, Greece|
|Public access||Men only|
Holy Monastery of Iviron or Iveron (Georgian: ივერთა მონასტერი; Greek: Μονή Ιβήρων) is an Eastern Orthodox monastery at the monastic state of Mount Athos in Greece. The monastery was built by Georgians under the supervision of two Georgian monks, John the Iberian and Tornikios between 980-983 AD and housed Georgian clergy and priests.
The monastery ranks third in the hierarchy of the Athonite monasteries. The library of Iviron monastery contains 2000 manuscripts, 15 liturgical scrolls, and 20,000 books, most of which are in Georgian, Greek, Hebrew and Latin.
The monastery has the relics of more canonized saints than any other on Mount Athos. The Panagia Portaitissa, a famous 9th century icon, is also located at Iviron.
The monastery has about 30 working monks and novices, none of whom are Georgian. However, there are forty or so Georgian hermits living in hermitages near the monastery.
- Tornikios (died 985)
- John the Iberian (died c. 1002)
- Euthymius of Athos (c. 955-1028)
- George the Hagiorite (1009-1065)
- The mind of the Orthodox Church, Vlachos, Hierotheos.