Monastery of Iviron
The Monastery of Iviron (Georgian: ქართველთა მონასტერი, romanized: kartvelta monast'eri; Greek: Μονή Ιβήρων, romanized: Monḗ Ivirōn) is an Eastern Orthodox monastery in the monastic community of Mount Athos in northern Greece.
|Full name||Monastery of Iviron|
|Order||formerly Georgian Orthodox Church |
now Patriarchate of Constantinople
|Established||between 980-983 AD|
|Dedicated to||Dormition of the Theotokos|
|Founder(s)||John the Iberian and Tornike Eristavi|
|Prior||Archimandrite Elder Nathanael|
|Important associated figures||George of Athos, Tornikios, John the Iberian, Euthymius of Athos|
|Location||Mount Athos, Greece|
|Coordinates||40°14′44″N 24°17′05″E / 40.2455°N 24.2848°ECoordinates: 40°14′44″N 24°17′05″E / 40.2455°N 24.2848°E|
|Public access||Men only|
The monastery was built under the supervision of two Georgian monks, John the Iberian and Tornike Eristavi between AD 980–83 and housed Georgian clergy and priests. It was founded on the site of the former Monastery of Clement. John the Iberian was appointed as the abbot of the newly founded monastery in 980. In 1005, Euthymius the Iberian became the secondary abbot of Iviron Monastery. In Greek, Iviron literally means "of the Iberians". The monastery ranks third in the Athonite hierarchy of 20 sovereign monasteries.
- Tornike Eristavi (died 985)
- John the Iberian (died c. 1002)
- Euthymius of Athos (c. 955-1028)
- George the Hagiorite (1009-1065)
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