church Monemvasia

One of the most important churches in the Monemvasia municipality, its construction began in 1962 after the abbot of the Longovarda monastery on the island of Paros, Achimandrite Filotheos Zervakos, whose home town was Pakia in the municipality, brought a relic of Aghios Nektarios granted by the then bishop of the Saronic islands, from a monastery dedicated to the saint on the island of Aegina.

Archimandrite Filotheos, who had been a student and friend of the saint, made the first donation towards the construction of the church, which officially opened in August 1963. Subsequently, the funds were generously supplemented by the residents of Sykia.

The patron saintʼs name day is celebrated with festivities on  November 9, while on September 2 and 3 a commemoration of the relicʼs retrieval is held.

 

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