Important and prestigious monastery in Turkey
Monastery Could. First the Byzantian era on mountains in vicinities of Trabzon there was an unlimited quantity of monasteries. This tradition was and after formation of the Trapezundsky empire when many of them have assumed function of protection of its southern borders. The monastery was an important and prestigious monastery in Turkey – and for this day and best of all the escaped – Could (on road signs it is designated as Sumela). He has grown on mountains approximately in 300 m over the plain to Altyndera with houses in Turkey as it usually and was done by the Greek orthodox monasteries of that time. Despite the faded frescos and that here usually there are a lot of people, Could all the same remains to one of places of the Turkish coast of the Dark sea which are necessary for beholding surely. Monastery history. The name Could is the Greek reduction from «Panagy that Molasses» that means «the Mother of God of Black (Mountain)»; though some also translate it a little freely as «the Black Maiden». The 1st church has appeared on this place, on the last measure, in 385 g when to the Athenian monk Varnava in a dream the Mother of God which has said was that somewhere the icon, written type St. Luka here is hidden. After Varnava together with the nephew Sofron has found a relic, it has arranged it in a sanctuary in a cave on a narrow ledge of the abrupt mountain which has dreamt it and in what the icon has been found.
Sad story of monasteries on the Black Sea coast of Turkey
Allegedly, the monastery has grown round a place of storage of an icon somewhere in the VI century, but the most part of that tourists in Turkey here at present can see, belongs already to the XIII-XIV centuries when Could eventually has adjoined the Trapezundsky dynasty Komninov, some which governors even were crowned here, instead of in the empire capital. For last centuries the icon has created unlimited quantity of miracles, and a monastery in what it was stored, has caught such authority that pilgrimage with gifts even Turkish sultans here made. The Greek monks have urgently left both to Sumela, and all other monasteries of the coast of Turkey on the Dark sea in 1923. In 6 years after that the monastery has very much suffered from a fire which has been, maybe, caused by the inaccurate treatment of fire of the squatters who have lodged in it who have made a trip to Turkey. In 1931. here one of the monks, dug out some hidden in the hidden place of relics, including that esteemed icon has confidentially come back. At present the icon of the Virgin is in a new monastery Could in the north of Greece. To chagrin when in Greece have opened other arks in what the hidden relics were stored, it has appeared that sacred manuscripts of the Byzantian era in eight years, carried out in the crude earth, completely have decayed. Since 1996 in a monastery the restoration works which purpose is are carried out to return those main sights of Turkey that remained, and to build anew that were gone. Works are carried out at quite high level, it concerns even a clay tile for a roof. Most important that the remained frescos have been cleared away and fixed by means of modern technologies.
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