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Holy Monastery for the Dormition of Virgin Mary in Makri

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  • Code
    Code MONAST0002
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  • Name
    Monument Name Holy Monastery for the Dormition of Virgin Mary in Makri
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  • Origin / Location
    Location Name Makri in Evros
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    Prefecture Evros prefecture
    Country Greece
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  • Short Description
    Short Description It is located in the seaside area of Makri. It was founded by the Metropolitan Anthimos Roussas in 1978. It was staffed in 1983 and currently has fifty nuns with Abbess the nun Macrina Sidira. Spiritual father of the Brotherhood is the Archimandrite father Polycarpos Matzaroglou.
    The convent is walled and surrounded by olive trees cultivated by the nuns. Four chapels – of St. Haralambos, St. Vasilios, Saints Constantine and Helena Saint Euphemia - delimit the area of the monastery and two others - St. Anthimus and San Andreas - are integrated in it. In the Monastery the traditional activities operated are the Byzantine iconography, the art of mosaic, the holy tailoring, ecclesiastical embroidery, construction of incense and small items and candle making. The monastery is connected with monasteries of other orthodox countries, like Bulgaria, Serbia, Romania, Russia, Syria, Lebanon and hosts nuns from these countries who want to learn the Greek language, Byzantine music and Orthodox monk activities .
    The many holy relics hoarded, of Hierarchs, Saints, Martyrs, are a major boon to the Monastic Brotherhood and pilgrims.
    The annual festival takes place on August 23rd, during the feast of the Assumption of Holy Mary.


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  • Inscription / Mark
    Inscription type Votive
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    Language Greek
    Alphabet Greek
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    Translation of inscription 1800 1833 In June 21st 27th By spending and assistance of His Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Mister Neophytos and of the honorable Toutountzides and other pious Orthodox Christians, with paintings of Chatzimanolakis and the renovation by the Toutountz
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    1833 AD
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    Digital representation CRDGID:137 - Makri, Church of St. Anastasia (votive inscription)



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