Monastery of Panagia Malevi
In the area of Agios Petros of Kynouria and in 8 km distance, filled with the trees, we find the famous in Greece Monastery of Koimisi Theotokou, named as Malevi! The name Malevi, comes from the mountain Malevo.
The root of the word is Yugoslavian. Every year thousands of Christian Orthodox come from all over Greece, by bus and vehicles, come at the great block complex of the Monastery of Malevi! As foundation year is considered 1116 A.C.
Maybe, the monastery, was in other part and moved there, like it happens also with other monasteries in Greece.
The movement must have been in the beginning of 17th century.
A sign says that the structure of the Catholic was at 1616.
The monastery of Malevi according to Igoumenos Magnentios with his essay was on huge
growth with 7 cells and 3 houses, kitchen, 30 square meters land,3 churches, 8 monks...
The monastery was very trustworthy, something that is provedby the donations and dedications of the believers.
Abbot Kallinikos is written as a member of Filiki Etaireia and offered services as a surgeon. During the descend of Ibraim,
at July 1825, the monastery was put on fire. At 1829, in a exhibition of the Monastery, 12 monks, 1500 olive roots, 300 ground yard, 275 sheeps...
Before the revolution, the monastery was offered 300 grosia every year for the
school of Agios Petros. At 1849, from monastery addressed to men was transformed
to womens monastery. Today has 10 women. The image of Panagia Malevi is put on a
silver case and candle is burning continuously.
It is a miraculous image of Panagia that celebrates in 23rd of August. It is a
day that Monastery gathers thousand of believers from all over Greece.
In the morning Theia Leitourgia takes place. Similar celebration is happening at
15th of August. Next to Old Katholic,in the late years, was built a new one.
Inside the woods, Agios Georgios is built. From 1967, Agios Neilos Agiosperitis
temple was built there, Agios Neilos was a monk there and at 1600 left and went
to Agio Oros..
It is about a stone-built temple with ceramic roof. Infront of the old Catholic
there is the sign : Theofanis monk 1616..
It is about a very rich monastery that Christian world prefers to visit it as the
image of Panagia is absolutely, miraculous!
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