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Places of worship (7)


Church of St George (Agios Georgios) at Anemotia

  The church of St George (Agios Georgios) at Anemotia in the province of Methymna is situated in the lower part of the settlement. It is a small building with a tiled couple roof and, according to its inscription plate, it was built in 1702. The iconography of its wall paintings deviates from the established iconographical conventions. The circle of S. George's martyrdom as well as the scenes of Apocalypse are of particular interest.

Church of St John (Agios Ioannis) at Kerami

  The church of St John (Agios Ioannis) is located in the centre of Lesbos, at the village Kerami, between Kalloni and Papiana. It is of relatively small dimensions (11,70 x 4,50 m), built according to the type of a side-aisled basilica, with an addition of a wood-roofed collonate along the north side.
  According to the inscription plate, the church was built in 1733. It is built of stones, while an upper zone of ceramic ornamentation is created by five horizontal zones of bricks, which alternate in their arrangement creating an impressive decoration.
  The interior of the sanctuary is decorated with wall paintings contemporary to the erection of the monument. They present a typical iconography, according to which in the upper zone we find scenes from the life of Christ, in the middle zone depictions of saints while the lower one is taken up by a decorative motive.
  For the time being restoration works of the wall paintings are carried out by the 14th Ephorate of Byzantine Antiquities.

This text is cited June 2003 from the Hellenic Ministry of Culture URL below, which also contains image.


Monastery of Leimon (Moni Leimonos)

Tel: +30 22530 22289
  The Monastery of Leimon is a men's convent, situated in the centre of Lesbos, at a 14 km distance from Kalloni, in a fertile basin. It was founded in Byzantine years and was inhabited until the occupation of the island by the Turks. The monastery was re-founded in 1526 by Saint Ignatios Agallianos, a significant personality who contributed in the rebirth of both education and the Church. At that time the well-known "Leimonias" school - which remained open until 1923 - functioned within the monastery's enclosure.
  The katholikon (main church) was built in 1526, at the time of the monastery's reformation and was repeatedly restored. It is a three-aisled basilica with the roof of the middle aisle higher than the other two and a double narthex. It is decorated with interesting wall paintings that date in the second half of the 16th and the first half of the 17th century. Worth mentioning is the wooden-carved gilded templon in the church's interior.
  Today in the monastery there is an important library with manuscripts and a vestry.

It is in the center of the island at a distance of 3 km northwest of the small town of Kalloni. Its Cathedral is dedicated to the Taxiarches (Archangels). The Archbishop of Mythimna Ignatios Agalianos, who is the saint honoured in the monastery, built it in 1523. During the years of Ottoman occupation it was the only intellectual center of the island. The Cathedral is an imposing three-aisle basilica, with a fretwork and gold-plated icon-screen and frescos painted in the Byzantine manner ca. 1800. The Monastery has a library, a Museum of Ecclesiastical Art and a Museum of Geology (1990).

This text is cited Jan 2003 from the Prefecture of Lesvos URL below, which contains image.

It is at a distance of 4 km from Kalloni. It is Byzantine convent, annexed to the Monastery of Leimonas and founded by Ayios Ignatios in 1523, in honour of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. Inside the Cathedral the visitor can admire valuable Byzantine icons, an old fretwork icon-screen and significant wall paintings (hagiographies).

This text is cited May 2003 from the Prefecture of Lesvos URL below, which contains images.

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