Kom Monastery

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Kom Monastery
Basic information
Affiliation Serbian Orthodox Church
State Serbian Despotate (modern-day Montenegro)
Website http://www.manastirkom.org
Groundbreaking 1415
Completed 1427

Kom Monastery (Serbian Cyrillic: Манастир Ком) is a Serbian Orthodox monastery in Montenegro. It is located on the small island of Odrinska gora, close to Žabljak Crnojevića, where the Crnojević River flows into the western section of Lake Skadar. The Kom Monastery was built between 1415 and 1427, as an endowment of Đurađ and Aleksa (Lješ) Đurašević, members of the Crnojević noble family.[1] The monastery continued the cult of the Virgin Mary, which had been greatly expanded during the earlier rule of the Balšići. The monastery also continued the tradition of building mausoleums. The oldest frescoes in the monastery are from the second half of the 15th century. For a short period of time, the monastery was the seat of the Zetan Metropolitanate. In the Kom Monastery in 1831, Petar II Petrović-Njegoš was appointed as the archimandrate of the Metropolitanate of Montenegro.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kalezić 2002, p. 1010

Sources[edit]

  • Dimitrije M. Kalezić (2002). I - O. Savremena administracija. p. 1010. Retrieved 23 April 2013. "КОМ, манастир са храмом посвећеним Успењу Прес- вете Богородице подигнутје између 1415. и 1427. год. на источним падинама острва Одринска гора, западно од Жабљака Црнојевића, као задужбина Ђурђа и Љеша Црнојевића, који се у историјским изворима иомињу између 1403. и 1435." 
  • Istorijski Leksikon Crne Gore: K-Per ISBN 86-7706-168-1