Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Hilandar Monastery - Greece

Hilandar Monastery is a Serbian Orthodox monastery on Mount Athos in Greece.

Mount Athos is a mountain and peninsula in Macedonia, Greece, classified as a World Heritage Site since 1988.

An Orthodox spiritual centre since 1054, Mount Athos has enjoyed an autonomous statute since Byzantine times. The 'Holy Mountain', which is forbidden to women and children, is also a recognized artistic site. The layout of the monasteries (about 20 of which are presently inhabited by some 1,400 monks) had an influence as far afield as Russia, and its school of painting influenced the history of Orthodox art. - in: http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/454

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Hilandar Monastery was founded in 1198 by the first Serbian Archbishop Saint Sava and his father, Grand Prince Stefan Nemanja (who later became a monk there, taking the monastic name of "Simeon") of the medieval Serbian principality of Raška (Rascia). The Mother of God through her Icon of Three Hands (Trojeručica), is considered the abbess. - in: wikipedia

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