Monastery of Chrysokellaria

The southernmost geographically monastery of Messinia is located between the villages of Vasilitsi and Chrysokellaria. It is the Monastery of Chrysokellaria, of the 17th century. The church is Basilica, built in 1864 and is dedicated to the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, who celebrates as well on the feast day of the Holy Trinity.

Tradition says that the iconostasis of the Church of the Monastery of Chrysokellaria was built many years ago from the wood of a half-destroyed sailboat, which was washed up on the coast of the sea of ​​Koroni. From this wood the Monks built the iconostasis of the church.

The Monastery of Chrysokellaria was sometimes at its peak and active and some other times in decline since it remained without monks. For one hundred years (1852-1952) it had been dependency of the Monastery of Voulkano as a male monastery, until 1952, when it was converted into a nunnery. The new wing with the cells west of the Church in the Monastery of Chrysokellaria began being built in 1971 while from 1977 nuns do not stay in it.

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