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Holy Monastery of St. Kyriaki in Alistrati

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    Code CHURCH0005
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  • Name
    Monument Name Holy Monastery of St. Kyriaki in Alistrati
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  • Institution
    Related Institution Holy Diocese of Zichni and Nevrokopi

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    Location Name Alistrati in Serres
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  • Short Description
    Short Description The monastery of St. Kyriaki is located two kilometers outside of Alistrati. The existence of the monastery at that location is associated with the manifestation of the Saint in the dream of a gardener named Kyriazis in 1855. The gardener was not convinced of the truth of his vision and the Saint appeared twice and pointed to dig into the area of the monastery to reveal her icon. The gardener was convinced and after informing the bishop – whose seat was in the adjacent Alistrati – went together with him to dig and uncover the icon of the Saint and other relics.
    The church of the Monastery is a building of the second half of the twentieth century, built next to the earlier katholikon – as it is asserted – which was destroyed by raids or other disasters in the period from 1912 to 1940. The monastery existed since at least 1860. The above chronological element, only related to the date of monastery’s foundation, is supported by the inscription built at the main entrance of the Abbey. This date is in agreement with the narrative of the revelation of the St. Kyriaki.
    From the initial phase (?) of the 19th century only the icons of the oldest iconostasis survived, stylistically similar to those of the Church of St. Athanasius in Alistrati.

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