Help Us in the Reconstruction of the cell of the Great Virgin Mary at Mount Athos

Help Us in the Reconstruction of the cell of the Great Virgin Mary at Mount Athos

Monks – drawing patience and perseverance from their faith in Virgin Mary -, undertook the difficult task to breathe life in one of the oldest and most historic cells of Mount Athos, the cell of Virgin Mary (Megali Panagia) that belongs to Holy Monastery of Koutloumousiou and which has been destroyed. The monks try, with a lot of effort, to revive a part of the history of Mount Athos by making this cell habitable again.


The small cell with its small church, which also needs reconstruction, are included among the oldest buildings on
Mount Athos with a long history, which begins in the 10th century. Many relics are still kept there today, as well as relics
of saints, such as the incorruptible hand of Saint Parthenios (protector of cancer patients), but also soil and blood from the martyrdom of Saint Demetrius, which the Christians kept.






The difficult task of reconstruction 

In the past, the cell had for some time the name Virgin Mary Evergetida which means Benefactress. In fact, Father Evlogios, who has undertaken the reconstruction work, has with him, as a personal heirloom, an old icon from Asia Minor, a copy of the Virgin Mary of Kazan, which is called Evergetida, because of its miracles and benefits. It dates, in fact, around the end of 1800 to the beginning of 1900.

The reconstruction of this cell has been undertaken today by three fathers with the blessing of the Holy Monastery of
Koutloumousiou of Mount Athos, including Father Evlogios. In fact, they are expecting another monk soon, specifically a
hagiographer. Until now, the monks have managed with the kind sponsorships and donations of faithful people and with
great effort, to rebuild the old stables of the cell where they live, having set as their next goal the reconstruction of the
historic cell and its church. The old church has been destroyed and needs to be rebuilt from the ground up, while the damage to the old cell is enormous. They have also erected a chapel in honor of Saint Parthenios, Bishop of Lampsacus, Saint Demetrius and Saint Luke, Bishop of Simferopol.


Your kind sponsorship will also mean Your promotion as NEW OWNERS of the Holy Temple of Virgin Mary. Your names will always be mentioned in the Liturgy Diptychs in each Liturgy.





How can I become a benefactor and make a donation?


Donation through Paypal





Donation Through Deposit in Piraeus Bank

BENEFICIARY: Έκθεση Προϊόντων Αγίου Όρους
IBAN: GR0201722510005251095350217
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 5251095350217
RATIONALE: For the Restoration of the Holy cell of Megali Panagia

Donation Through Deposit in Eurobank

BENEFICIARY: Έκθεση Προϊόντων Αγίου Όρους
IBAN: GR0402603260000150200773042
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 00260326150200773042
RATIONALE: For the Restoration of the Holy cell of Megali Panagia

Donation Through the Purchase of Handmade Hagiography

You can also help by buying with a 20% discount one of the following accredited unique handmade hagiographies from Mount Athos Cells and from teachers – hagiographers of the Athonite Ecclesiastical Academy of Mount Athos, the proceeds of which will be donated to the restoration of the Holy Cell of Megali Panagia.







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