Interior of the monastery.
|Full name||Holy Monastery of Koutloumousiou|
|Dedicated to||Transfiguration of the Saviour|
|Prior||Archimandrite Elder Christodoulos|
|Location||Mount Athos, Greece|
|Public access||Men only|
The Koutloumousiou Monastery (Greek: Μονή Κουτλουμουσίου) or Koutloumousi (Κουτλουμούσι) is an Eastern Orthodox monastery in the monastic state of Mount Athos in Greece. The monastery ranks sixth in the hierarchy of the Athonite monasteries.
The monastery's library contains 662 manuscripts and approximately 3,500 printed books.
It has 20 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.
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