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Holy Monastery of St. John the Theologian in Aetochori

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Record ID CRID:25
Type of record Group of monuments
Date of record 15-11-2012
Registrar Natasa Michailidou
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Monument type Immovable Monument
Monument Code MONAST0004
Monument Name Holy Monastery of St. John the Theologian in Aetochori
Related Institution Holy Diocese of Alexandroupolis, Traianopolis and Samothrace
Location Name Aetochori in Evros
Date of construction
1981 AD
Short Description In Aetochori of the municipality of Traianoupolis, about 11 km from Alexandroupoli, the male monastery of St. John the Theologian was founded in 1981. It soon became known in the area and it is spiritual oasis in the border region of Evros.
The building complex, with the triconch katholikon at its center, is spacious and hospitable. It includes a second church, dedicated to the Thracian saints, hosting space for pilgrims and a conference room.
The pieces of the relics of the five neo-martyrs of Samothrace, who became martyrs in 1835 at Makri Alexandroupolis, St. Panteleimon, St. Haralambos etc. are a precious treasure of the monastery.
The monastery celebrates on May 8th, in memory of St. John the Theologian, on September 26th, in memory of his metastasis, and on Sunday of All Saints in memory of the Thracian Saints.