Monastery of St. Anastasia the Pattern Institutes in Thessaloniki

17.11.2014

Monastery of St. Anastasia the Pattern Institutes in Thessaloniki

The monastery of St. Anastasia the Settler is located in the northern part of Greece, near the city of Thessaloniki.

 

Holy Queen Theophania identified this monastery as royal and in 888 she donated a large sum for her needs. She is considered the first beautifuer of the monastery. The relics of the holy queen Theophania still rest in the Patriarchal Cathedral of Constantinople (now Istanbul). And in the monastery's temple, the head and part of the right foot of the great martyr Anastasia are kept, which are the main shrine of the monastery.

In 1522, St. Theon restored the ancient monastery. The saint found the monastery in a state of desolation and returned to him its former glory and glory. In those years, about 150 monks lived in the monastery. Initially, St. Theon himself was the abbot of the monastery, but in 1535 he was elected Metropolitan of Thessaloniki. The imperishable relics of Saint Theona rest in the monastery church on the right side of the iconostasis.

Near the monastery the small church of St. Theona is preserved, which is located at the holy source.In addition, around the monastery are nine paraklitov - chapels built by monks. From 1920 to 1971 a church school operated at the monastery.

 

In 1821 the monastery was destroyed and burned by the Turks, a rich library, archives and many monastic treasures were destroyed. That is why little is known about the history of the monastery.

 

The Monastery of St. Anastasia the Pattern-Bearers is subordinate to the Patriarch of Constantinople, since it has been under the jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate since ancient times.

 

The feast day of the monastery is celebrated on December 22, the day of the memory of the holy great martyr Anastasia. The Russian, Georgian, Jerusalem and Serbian churches celebrate its memory on January 4, in the old style of the church.

 

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Saint Anastasia was born at the end of the 3rd century in Rome. Her mentor and teacher in the faith was the holy martyr Chrysogon. Since childhood, she wanted to devote her life to Christ. A kind Christian always helped everyone in need of her help, visited persecuted Christians imprisoned in prisons and dungeons, supported them spiritually and materially, distributing her inheritance. Saint Anastasia had God's gift to heal, and she helped many sufferers.

Saint Anastasia was martyred in 304, in the era of the persecutions of Diocletian. Having endured torment and severe torture, she showed endurance and patience. The church called Anastasia a great martyr. Saint Anastasia is also called the Patternmaker, for she received the gift from the Lord to heal both physical and spiritual illnesses. The saint is often asked for protection from witchcraft, and she is also considered the patroness of innocent prisoners.

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    Monastery of St. Anastasia the Pattern Institutes in Thessaloniki

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