External view of the monastery.
|Full name||Holy Monastery of Xeropotamou|
|Dedicated to||Forty Martyrs of Sebaste|
|Founder(s)||Alexios; Ioannis; Alexius Comnenus|
|Prior||Archimandrite Elder Josef|
|Location||Mount Athos, Greece|
|Public access||Men only|
Xeropotamou monastery (Greek: Μονή Ξηροποτάμου) is an Eastern Orthodox monastery at the monastic state of Mount Athos in Greece, in the middle side of peninsula. The monastery ranks eighth in the hierarchy of the Athonite monasteries. It was founded in the 10th century, and is dedicated to the Forty Martyrs of Sebaste.
Xeropotamou houses numerous relics, the most prominent being the largest extant piece of the True Cross. For this reason, the monastery also celebrates a patronal feastday on September 14, the feast of the Elevation of the Holy Cross.
The library contains 409 manuscripts, and about 600 printed books. Today the monastery has about 25 monks.
- Xeropotamou monastery at the Mount Athos website
- Greek Ministry of Culture: Holy Monastery of Xeropotamou
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