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Holy Monastery of Ikosifoinissa

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Record ID CRID:6
Type of record Group of monuments
Date of record 12-08-2012
Registrar Natasa Michailidou
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Main Monument Table
Monument type Immovable Monument
Monument Code MONAST0001
Monument Name Holy Monastery of Ikosifoinissa
Related Institution Holy Diocese of Drama
Location Name Paggaeo mountain
Date of construction
5century AD
Short Description The history of the monastery is lost in the mists of time. Old traditions say that the bishop of Philippi Sozon established a church and monastic settlement at Vigla, 50 meters east of Ikosifinissa where today there are ruins of massive walls and tower.
When the first Founder of the monastery arrived here, that is Saint Germain, everything was abandoned. Led by St. Mary's command, with the help of an angel, he came from the Holy Land where he was a monk in Saint John the Baptist’s Monastery. The saint commanded the monastery with wisdom and prudence and died in peace after he appointed Neophytos as his successor.