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Pantokrator Monastery, Mount Athos, Chalkidiki

Pantokrator Monastery

General Details

Type:
Monastery
Archdiocese:
Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople
Head Priest:
Archimandrite Gabriel
Feast Day:
August 6 - Transfiguration of Our Lord

Contact Details

Address:
Pantokrator Monastery, Mount Athos, Chalkidiki, 63086 Greece
Phone:
+30 23770-23253
Fax:
+30 23770-23685

Historical Details

Build - Founding Year:
1357
History:

The Monastery of Pantokrator is located on the eastern side of the peninsula and is dedicated to the Transfiguration of Our Lord. It was founded by Alexios the Stratopedarch and John the Primikerios. Its operation most likely started in 1363. After the fall of Byzantine empire, the monastery was financially supported by rulers of eastern Europe. Two destructive fires took place in 1773 and in 1948.

It occupies the seventh rank in the hierarchical order of the twenty Athonite monasteries. It is inhabited by 66 monks (1990) and is coenobitic (communal). The coenobitic skete of Prophet Elijah belongs to the monastery of Pantokrator. Among the Kellia of the monastery, the most important are of the Ravdouchou, possibly of the 10th c. and the Dormition of the Virgin, named Axion Esti after the namesake icon.

The monastery

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