The Holy Monastery of the Life-giving Fount (Known locally as "Zoodochos Pigis", Gr. 'η Μονή Ζωοδόχου Πηγής Καλαυρείας') is an attractive 18th-century monastery at Kalavrias, 4km east of the main city on Poros island, in Greece. It was founded in 1720 AD by His Grace Archbishop Iakovos II of Athens (1713-1734) around the island's only spring.


This history of the monastery dates back to the beginning of the 18th-century when a bishop of Athens, Iakovos II, was cured by drinking water from a spring at that location. The Archbishop was suffering from an illness called lithiasis [1]. From his gratitude he founded the monastery in that location. [2]

In 1733, Paisius II of Constantinople (1744-1748) recognised the monastery under the jurisdiction of Constantinople. The act gives it a lot of privileges. In 1798, Gregory V of Constantinople (1797-1798), ratified Paisios's second document relating to the priveleges of the monastery, with a sigillion (officially sealed document), kept in the quest quarters (Archondariki) of the monastery.[3]

There is a little chapel near this monastery dedicated to the Ss. Anargyri.


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See also


  1. A condition causing concretions of mineral salts, or calculi, in the pancreas, tear ducts, appendix, or kidneys
  2. The Monastery on Poros Island by Roger Berlin
  3. Poros Island

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