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Monastery of Giatrissa

“The Monastery” Panayia Giatrissa is an Orthodox Christian monastery located in the southern Peloponnese of Greece. The monastery was erected on the site of the ruins of an ancient temple of Athena. The conversion of the temple from pagan to Christian took place possibly as early as 382 AD. Over the ages, the condition of […]

Monastery of Gola

“The Monastery” Near the village of Goranoi lies the Monastery of Our Lady of the Life-Giving Spring, commonly known as Gola. The church was built and adorned in 1632, shortly before the reconstruction of Zermbitsa. It was destroyed in 1821 snd reconstructed after WW2. The cathentral has  is a domed church with its two Athos-type […]

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Sacred site, sacred ground, sacred space, holy ground, or holy place refers to a location which is deemed to be sacred or hallowed. This may be a natural feature or granted through a blessing. One or more religions may consider these locations to be of special significance. Often, such locations either are or become the home of sanctuariesshrinesplaces of worship, or locations conducive to meditation. Regardless of construction or use, these areas may have a variety of ritual or taboo associations including limitations on visitors or allowed actions within the space. Such places may be the focus of pilgrimage, drawing pilgrims from great distances, or simply locations of significance for the local populace. religion monasteries church chappel

Religion is a socialcultural system of designated behaviors and practices, moralsbeliefsworldviewstextssanctified placespropheciesethics, or organizations, that relates humanity to supernaturaltranscendental, and spiritual elements.  however, there is no scholarly consensus over what precisely constitutes a religion. 

Different religions may or may not contain various elements ranging from the divine, sacred things, faith, a supernatural being or supernatural beings or “some sort of ultimacy and transcendence that will provide norms and power for the rest of life”. Religious practices may include ritualssermons, commemoration or veneration (of deities and/or saints), sacrificesfestivalsfeaststrancesinitiationsfunerary servicesmatrimonial servicesmeditationprayermusicartdancepublic service, or other aspects of human culture. Religions have sacred histories and narratives, which may be preserved in sacred scriptures, and symbols