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Athos Metochion (Moscow)

6 Goncharnaya Street, Moscow (tel.: +7 495 298-05-58, +7 495 915-59-14), Metro stations: "Taganskaya", "Marksistskaya", "Novokuznetskaya", "Tretyakovskaya", "Kitay-Gorod".

The Athos Metochion is a mission of the Russian Monastery of St. Panteleimon, situated in Greece, on the Holy Mount Athos. Re-established in Moscow in 1992, it provides a spiritual relationship with the "monastic republic". Here, one may order a commemoration in a prayer on the Holy Mount. The brethren work on restoring ancient Russian and Byzantine chants.

Situated in the centre of Moscow, by skyscraper in Kotelnicheskaya, the monastery is an architectural monument. Its oldest church dates back to the 16th century. The new (third) church is situated inside the refectory.

According to a chronicle, there stood a church on this site as early as 1476. The existing stone church was built in 1586 or 1595; the bell tower and the southern side-altar of the Annunciation were added in 1684 and 1685. The side-altar of Venerable Onuphrius the Great and Venerable Peter the Athonite was built in 1740. The side-altar of Equal-to-the-Apostles Grand Princess Olga was built in 1878 (by the architect A. Popov).

In 1936, the church was shut down and later used as a warehouse.

Church services were renewed on 7 January 1992.

Altars: the main one, of Saint Great Martyr Nicetas; and the side-altars of the Annunciation to Our Most Holy Lady Theotokos, of Equal-to-the-Apostles Grand Princess Olga, of Venerable Onuphrius the Great and Venerable Peter of Athos.

Sacred objects: the icon of Great Martyr Panteleimon, containing his relics; the icon of Venerable Silvanus the Athonite, containing his relics; and the icon of Saint Theophanes the Recluse, containing his relics.

At present, a library and a publishing house have been created at the monastery. A Sunday school is open.

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Athos Metochion



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