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Monastery of Constantine and Helena Saints Nuns

Monastery of Constantine and Helena Saints Nuns

In the historic center of Kalamata and very close to the Holy Cathedral of the Presentation of Christ is the Holy Monastery of Constantine and Helena Saints Nuns, founded in 1796 by Kalamatiano monk and Master Gerasimos Papadopoulos (1763-1844). This convent with several nuns and a great social contribution to the city of Kalamata.

The Catholic is dedicated to the Holy Great Kings and Equal to the Apostles Constantine and Helen, built upon the ruined Temple of the 13th century, as evidenced by the right outer side of the altar.

From the murals saved the Man of Sorrows in intent, the last major renovation of the Church took place after the devastating earthquake of 1986.

The Holy Monastery of Constantine and Helena Saintswith the characteristic that name, which displays the female monasticism has link inseparable with the history of Kalamata and Messinia in general, since in the course of over 200 years of operation, offered spiritual refuge to hundreds of young girls who They embraced the monastic life, and warm embrace numerous orphans and abandoned children.

Significant was the offering of single and after the occupation for several years and recently the test of earthquakes, the Nuns of St. Constantine literally consumed on a daily basis for about a year, to prepare food in the courtyard of the monastery for hundreds of people.

But what that valorose monastery of nuns both nationwide and internationally, was the cultivation and processing of silk to blossom and flourish metaxoufantiki art and silk embroidered vestments, tablecloths, curtains, especially silk scarves, who was born in this monastery.

The monastery was awarded many times with official awards and praise for the famous scarves and other textiles.

The monastery has Sacristy-Museum, where relics of saints are kept, sacred vessels, vestments, precious icons and part of old temple and there is a rich library.

Outside the Catholic Church has and the second in the central courtyard, dedicated to the Exaltation of the Holy Cross. For this reason it celebrates the exception of 21 May and 14 September.



Kalamata, Messinia


37.043425, 22.1142477





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