Churches and Monasteries

Churches and Monasteries

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Churches and Monasteries

Christianity was declared for first time in Lesvos in 58 ac from the Apostle Paul. The first pastoral seat of the island is Mitilini which first bishop of existed was Gregory in 325 ac. It is important to report that the first two pale Christian churches have been found in the region Mithymna (early basilica in Ypsilometopo and the pale Christian of Halinardou). The period between the 9th and 14th century is rich, concerning the spiritual history of the island. Personalities such as the Empress Irene the Athenian, Magistrate Symeon, Konstantinos Monomahos, Saint Raphael and others testify the highly spiritual life developed during that period. The wealth of  Byzantine monuments makes Lesvos a perfect destination for many religious pilgrims. Monuments of centuries...

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