The Holy Monastery

The Holy Monastery of the Honorable Forerunner St. John in Anatoli was founded by the monk-martyr St. Damianos in the 16th century.

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Years of History



Τhe Late Byzantine Monastery


While a portion of the "Old Monastery" dates to the 12th century, the main buildings were constructed around the year 1550 AD under the leadership of the monk-martyr Damianos...


Recent history of the Holy Monastery


In 1980, with the blessing of his beatitude the Metropolitan of Dimitriados and later Archbishop of Athens Christodoulos, an effort was mounted to reconstitute the Holy Monastery with the help of monks who came from the Holy Mountain...

The Church of St. Damianos


The katholikon of the Monastery, the Church of the Honorable Forerunner, had deteriorated to the point that it was too dangerous to use regularly as a place of worship...

Τhe Hermitage of St. Damianos


The humble hermitage of St. Damianos is located about two kilometers from the Monastery, on the opposite side of a gorge on Mt. Kissavos...
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