Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Monasteries of Daphni, Hosios Loukas and Nea Moni of Chios

The three monasteries inscribed in this site are geographically distant from each other but they share the same aesthetic characteristics

Monastery of Hosios Loukas
This postcard was sent by Elena

Hosios Loukas is a historic walled monastery situated near the town of Distomo, in BoeotiaGreece. It is one of the most important monuments of Middle Byzantine architecture and art.
The monastery of Hosios Loukas is situated at a scenic site on the slopes of Mount Helicon. It was founded in the early 10th century AD by the hermitVenerable (Greek: HosiosSt. Luke (Greek: Lukas), whose relics are kept in the monastery to this day. The hermit (not the Evangelist of the Gospel of Saint Luke, but a hermit who died on 7 February 953) was famous for having predicted the conquest of Crete by Emperor Romanos.
The main shrine of the monastery is the tomb of St. Luke, originally situated in the vault, but later placed at the juncture of the two churches. - in: wikipedia

The three monasteries (in red what I have):

  • Monastery of Hosios Loukas
  • Monastery of Daphni
  • Monastery of Nea Moni of Chios

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