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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.




Monument Classification
Monument type Immovable Monument
Monument type according to form Monastery
Monument type according to use Worship
Monument type according to construction Built construction
Monument type according to location Monastic church
Architectural type Cross-in-square church with dome
Notes The architectural type refers to the katholikon of the monastery




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Code MONAST0001
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Name
Monument Name Holy Monastery of Ikosifoinissa
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Institution
Related Institution Holy Diocese of Drama




Origin / Location
Location Name Paggaeo mountain
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Prefecture Serres prefecture
Country Greece
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Short Description
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.




Measurements
Type of Measurement Length
Part/ Phenomenon measured length of the katholikon
Coordinates of part measured
Measurement Value 22,30
Measurement Unit Meter
Measurement Instrument Ruler
Date of Measurement
1998 AD
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Construction
Construction Phase Construction
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Date of construction
5century AD
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Bibliography
Title THe Holy Monastery of Ikosifoinissa, the Acheiropoietos of the Pangaion Mountain.
Writer Provatakis Th.
Date of record 03-03-1998
Bibliography information Edition of Limited Technical Company "Mechaniki", Athens
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Bibliography
Title SHort history of the monastery and miracles of Virgin Mary Ikosifoinissa
Writer Dionysios K. Kyratsos
Date of record 30-11-2003
Bibliography information Editions of the Monastery of Ikosifoinissa, 5th edition, Drama
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