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MONASTERY OF ST.ANDREW

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The monastery of St. Andrew is probable that it was built in the 13th century and renovated in 1639. As known, Kefalonia in 1953 he was wounded by earthquakes and destruction was not spared neither the monastery of St. Andrew, which destroyed the greater part of it. It was then discovered and rare paintings of the 16th century. Later the church was restored.

The site of the church preserved intact in its original form. The iconostasis is the work of the early 17th century icons. The parapet of the temple, with subjects from the Passion of Christ, are the work of the priest Theodore Poulaki while bimothyra representing the three hierarchs are works of deacon Athanasius Anninou.I Monastery celebrated twice a year: on November 30 for the memory of the Apostle Andrew Friday and Easter on the memory of the Life-Giving Spring, which is the patron of the monastery Monday.

In 1988 he founded the Byzantine Ecclesiastical Museum initiative of His Eminence Metropolitan of Cephalonia in 2002 and housed in its own building, which was built for this purpose at the Monastery of St. Andrea.Stin first room are detached frescoes of the Church of the Archangels Monastery Milapidia. The exhibits of the hall include shroud of national martyr Patriarch of Constantinople Gregory V, the stole of Saint Nektarios and the shirt of Saint Panagis (Pope-Bass). The Museum also exhibited two handwritten letters of St. Kosmas the Aetolian, in the year 1777.

One of the most important exhibits of the museum is the Archdiocesan Kefalonia bag, embroidered by the nun Theodora channel from the village Meanwhile, in space from 1715 to 1721 and issues from the Lord Jesus Christ as "Vine" on the front and the Mother of God as "Root of Iesai" on the back.


Hours MONASTERY:
Monday - Sunday, 7p.m - 2 pm and 5pm - 8pm
MUSEUM Hours:
Monday - Friday, 8am - 2 pm