Zoögraphou Monastery, Mt. Athos
Considered in modern times the Bulgarian monastery on Athos.
Under construction --- far from complete! Read with caution.
- Zoögraphou Ikon of the Theotokos:
An ikon which survived the destruction of the
monastery by the Catalans in mediæval times.
--- St. John's Cathedral, DC
- Zooögraphou Ikon of St. George:
According to tradition, the founders of the monastery
had difficulty agreeing on a name and patron saint
for the community until an ikon of St. George miraculously
painted itself. (Zoögraphos means "painter".)
Later, some monks of Lydda in the Holy Land came to Athos
fleeing the persecution of Hakim; they reported that an
ikon of St. George in Lydda had gone blank on the very day
of the miracle at Zoögraphou.
THE MARTYRS OF ZOÖGRAPHOU: A group of XIII Century
monks killed by imperial troops for resisting the government's
policy of Uniatism.
- Blackwell Dictionary of Eastern Christianity, p. 530.
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