Evrytania, Proussos monastery

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The Monastery of Proussos, is the monastery of the prefecture of Evrytania. Located 31 km south of Karpenissi and 53 northwest of Agrinio, 2 km from the village, and is a spiritual and pilgrimage center of the whole region. It is built on a majestic landscape, a steep, rocky area between the mountains Chelidona, Kaliakouda and Timfristos, which is overgrown by trees.

The Monastery of Proussos is dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin and celebrates on August 23.

The name of the monastery due to the miraculous image of the "Lady Prousiotissa." This image comes from Bursa, Asia Minor. Believed to be the work of St. Luke.

According to the tradition, the monastery founded in the ninth century (according to others in the 12th century, with the dating of the oldest church frescoes). At that time, Emperor of Byzantium was Theophilus (829-842), who were iconoclast. The image of the Virgin was at a temple of Bursa, but in fear of being destroyed by decree of the Emperor, fled to Central Greece. Tradition connects the shelter of the image, the current location of the monastery, with miracles that occurred during the transfer of the image there. According to tradition, the young man took her, along with a servant, decided to establish a monastery here, and found that it was impossible to move the image from there. The same became the first monks, with the names Dennis and Timothy.

(from Wikipedia)

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Christos Theodorou on March 23, 2012

ricard saenz - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Friendly regards from Athens

angelofruhr on March 24, 2012

Interesting place! L

Greetings, Angelika

Christos Theodorou on March 24, 2012

angelofruhrcity - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Friendly regards from Athens

volnat on March 25, 2012

Impressive view of the monastery! LIKE. Best wishes, volnat.

Christos Theodorou on March 25, 2012

volnat - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Friendly regards from Athens

Urszula K. on March 25, 2012

Amazing image, beautifully composed and showing the steepness of the mountains really well, big LIKE!

best regards, Urszula.

Christos Theodorou on March 26, 2012

Urszula K. - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Friendly regards from Athens

Zygmunt Borowski on March 26, 2012

Wonderful view, like!

All the best

Christos Theodorou on March 26, 2012

borowik - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Friendly regards from Athens

Marjan Kustera on April 4, 2012

Beautiful monastery!!!Regards from Serbia. Happy Easter!

Christos Theodorou on April 4, 2012

kukipecurka - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Friendly regards from Athens

Krystyna Koch on April 11, 2012

Splendid presentation:)

LIKE Friendly greetings from Poland, Krystyna

Christos Theodorou on April 11, 2012

magienoire - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Friendly regards from Athens - HAPPY EASTER

Christos Theodorou on April 11, 2012

Gravedigger - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Friendly regards from Athens - HAPPY EASTER

R jesús garciarodrig… on April 27, 2012

HOLA,ESTIMADO AMIGO CHRISTOS:EXCELENTE UBICACIÓN DE ESE HERMOSO MONASTERIO,BUENA TOMA,PLENA DE LUZ Y COLOR Y ENFOQUE,<LIKE>SALUDOS DE TODO CORAZÓN,DE TU SIEMPRE AMIGO,DESDE GIJÓN,CHUS.

Christos Theodorou on April 28, 2012

chusgijon - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Friendly regards from Athens

themachinist on May 1, 2012

Excellent view Christos, congratulations and greetings from Genoa!!

Christos Theodorou on May 2, 2012

themachinist - Many thanks for your visit and comments - Friendly regards from Athens

Judit Losonciné Zana on May 29, 2012

Very good compositio.

Like!

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Christos Theodorou on May 29, 2012

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