Koutloumousiou monastery

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Koutloumousi
Κουτλουμούσι
Koutloumousiou 2.jpg
Interior of the monastery.
Koutloumousiou monastery is located in Mount Athos
Koutloumousiou monastery
Location within Mount Athos
Monastery information
Full name Holy Monastery of Koutloumousiou
Order Ecumenical Patriarchate
Dedicated to Transfiguration of the Saviour
Diocese Mount Athos
Prior Archimandrite Elder Christodoulos
Site
Location Mount Athos, Greece
Coordinates 40°15′13″N 24°14′50″E / 40.2536°N 24.2472°E / 40.2536; 24.2472
Public access Men only

Koutloumousiou monastery (Greek: Μονή Κουτλουμουσίου) is an Eastern Orthodox monastery at the monastic state of Mount Athos in Greece. The monastery ranks sixth in the hierarchy of the Athonite monasteries.

The monastery was raised with the help of voivodes Nicolae Alexandru and Vladislav Vlaicu from Wallachia.[1]

Among the treasures of the monastery is the purported largest relic of the True Cross.

The library of monastery contains 662 manuscripts and approximately 3,500 printed books.

It has 20 working monks.

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Coordinates: 40°15′13″N 24°14′50″E / 40.2536°N 24.2472°E / 40.2536; 24.2472