Lavra, Great

Lavra, Great
   Earliest, largest, and finest of the monasteries on Mount Athos (q.v.), founded in 963 as a koinobion byAthanasios of Athos (qq.v.). His friend and admirer Nikephoros II Phokas (q.v.) provided funds for its construction as an imperial monastery. Its katholikon (q.v.), contemporary with that of nearby Iviron (q.v.), is among the oldest churches still standing on Mount Athos. In the 14th century Gregory Palamas (q.v.) was an hegoumenos (q.v.) at the Great Lavra, as was Philotheos Kokkinos (q.v.).

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