Ιερά Μονή Μεγίστης Λαύρας Αγίου Όρους - Holy Monastery of Great Lavra of Mount Athos
The Holy Monastery was built on the ruins of the ancient city "Akroathos" by St. Athanasius. Its construction began in March 963 as reported by the Saint himself in his will. During the millennium-long history of the monastery it went through periods of prosperity and decline. More than 50 saints lived ascetically in the monastery and the surrounding area. The church of the monastery was adorned with frescoes by the renowned iconographer Theophanes the Cretan in 1535.
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