Pantokrator monastery

the monastery Pantokrator the monastery Pantokrator The monastery of Pantokrator is seventh in rank, and dedicated to the Transfiguration of the Saviour, the monastery was founded by the brothers Ioannis and Alexios Strategopoulous. The latter served as the "great camp-commander" of Michael VIII Palaiologos and helped to recapture Constantinople in A.D. 1261. Amongst those who made bequests and donations to the monastery are mentioned Ioannis V Palaiologos, Katherine II of Russia and the princes of the Danubian principalities. It suffered extensive damage from the fires of A.D. 1773 and 1948.

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