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MONASTERY OF EVANGELISTRIA

The Holy Monastery of Evangelistria is located at the entrance of the village Ano Pedina and was built around 1793. The monastery is one of the fine examples of local architecture. It is a monastic building with cells and high walls that make it look like a fortress. The church painting was somewhat later in 1809 and is of particular interest as in a small interior dome, in the left aisle of the nave, showing important people of antiquity, philosophers, historians and legislators as Aristotle, Plato, Thucydides, Plutarch, Solon etc. In Monastery of Evangelistria lived the scholar and clergyman Neophytos Doukas that was descended from Ano Pedina and was one of the most important representatives of Modern Greek Enlightenment. The 1820-1822 Ali Pasha of Ioannina and the sultan came into conflict because of the Monastery of Evangelistria. In the mid-19th century the monastery had acquired great wealth and then, in 1857, was attached to it and the Monastery of Agia Paraskevi.

In the Monastery of Evangelistria the iconostasis, the throne and the pulpit is carved wooden and with a Gospel with silver lining and two silver reliquaries are the most important relics of the temple. The chancel and the pulpit are plated in the center. In front of the Gospel depicts the Descent into Hades with scenes from the Passion of Christ, while on the back the Hospitality of Abraham, the Nativity, the Presentation, the Apostles, etc. The church is dedicated to the Annunciation, as we learn from the inscription and it is a spacious domed basilica and narthex. According to inscriptions found at the entrance, the paintings of Catholic made in 1809 by the local painter Lazaros Papaioannou and his nephew Lazo Kaniki after the sponsorship of Kapesovo Christodoulos Marino or Marinoglou and his wife Catherine. The sponsor is depicted in the temple next to the inscription. The frescoes have themes from the life of Christ, Virgin Mary, etc. And more generally in the church are important icons, like Christ Almighty (1795), the Annunciation (1798) and the Assumption (1810). There are also two images of the Virgin Odigitria with a signed silver lining.


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Μονή Ευαγγελίστριας Ζαγοροχώρια, Moni Evaggelistrias, Ioannina
Μονή Ευαγγελίστριας Ζαγοροχώρια, Moni Evaggelistrias, Ioannina

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