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View from Docheiariou.jpg
External view of the monastery.
Docheiariou is located in Mount Athos
Location within Mount Athos
Monastery information
Full nameHoly Monastery of Docheiariou
Dedicated toArchangels Michael and Gabriel
DioceseMount Athos
Founder(s)Blessed Euthymius
PriorArchimandrite Elder Amfilochios
LocationMount Athos, Greece
Coordinates40°15′59″N 24°10′24″E / 40.26639°N 24.17333°E / 40.26639; 24.17333Coordinates: 40°15′59″N 24°10′24″E / 40.26639°N 24.17333°E / 40.26639; 24.17333
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The Docheiariou monastery (Greek: Μονή Δοχειαρίου) is an Eastern Orthodox monastery at the monastic state of Mount Athos in Greece.


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 15th 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. In 2011 Docheiariou had 53 monks.


  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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