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Monastery of Transfiguration (Sagmata Monastery)

      Μονή Μεταμορφώσεως Σαγματά (8/4/2011 v.1) Monastery of Transfiguration (Sagmata Monastery) (8/4/2011 v.1)
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Author(s) : Voltyraki Eleftheria (4/4/2011)
Translation : Loumakis Spyridon

For citation: Voltyraki Eleftheria, "Monastery of Transfiguration (Sagmata Monastery)",
Encyclopedia of the Hellenic World, Boeotia

URL: <http://www.ehw.gr/l.aspx?id=12861>

 
 

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The monastery of the Transfiguration of Christ or Sagmata monastery is built on Mount Sagmatio, northeast of the village Hypato (Syrtzi). It was founded during the 12th century and its donor was Hosios Clemens, who is considered one of the reformers of monastic life. The monastery katholikon, dedicated to the Transfiguration of Christ, belongs to the architectural type of the transitional domed four-columned cross-in-square church and a four-columned lite.

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Northeast of the village Hypato, Boeotia

Date

12th c.

 
 
 

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