Monastère Koutloumousiou (Mont Athos)

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Le Monastère de Koutloumousiou est un des vingt monastères du Mont Athos.

Il est situé au centre de la péninsule, tout près de la bourgade de Karyès.

Il occupe la 6ème place dans le classement hiérarchique.

Histoire

While the existence of the monastery is confirmed by document from 1169, Koutloumousiou Monastery was founded in its present form in the 14th century. Its central church was built in 1540. It is considered to be one of the most magnificant of all the monasteries of Mount Athos.

The central church was built in 1540, but there are many chapels associated with the monastery. The most impressive of these is the chapel of the Protection of the Mother of God, built in 1733, which is at the left of the eso-narthex of the central church and contains a wonderworking icon of the Mother of God holding Christ as a child. Other chapels include St. Natalia, Ss. Kosmas and Damian, All Saints, St. John the Baptist, the Archangels and St. Spyridon.

At 1990, there were seventy-three monks.

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