Treasury and Library at Monastery of St. John in Chora on Patmos, Greece - Encircle Photos

9 Treasury and Library at Monastery of St. John in Chora on Patmos, Greece

Saint Christodoulos amassed a huge number of religious documents and objects during his extensive travels. In the will he wrote shortly before dying in 1093, he bequeathed the materials to the monastery. The collection has since swelled to 3,000 books, 900 manuscripts and 13,000 documents plus jewels, silverware, icons, vestments and relics. This priceless agglomeration is divided between the Treasury and the Library. The latter is typically closed except by special permission. But you will be amazed by the exhibits inside the Treasury (also called the monastery’s museum).

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Monastery of St. John, Chora, Patmos 855 00, Greece

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