Category : Monasteries Athens
This is one of the oldest monasteries in Attica, St Ephraim of Mount Amomon, located in modern day Nea Makri. Many monks and priests remained there for long periods of time for prayer. In the days of Ottoman rule, barbarian killers came and wiped out the monastery - one of the victims was our saint Ephraim. St. Ephraim's name and biography, complete with exact dates and details, is said to have been revealed to a hermit nun in a series of divinely inspired dreams in 1950. Following these dreams, his body was discovered and was kept at the site as a holy relic, which became the object of popular veneration, as he became known as a worker of miraculous healings. A mulberry tree, believed to be that on which the saint was hanged, is today shown as an object of veneration inside the re-erected monastery.