'Love is that good disposition of the soul in which it prefers nothing that exists to the knowledge of God.'
Saint Maximus the Confessor
In 2005 construction of the Pantanassa Monastery Catholicon (main church) commenced. The Catholicon is dedicated to the Holy Mother of God Pantanassa which includes a small chapel dedicated to St John Chrysostom. The foundation stone for the Catholicon was laid on 16 July 2005 by His Eminence Archbishop Stylianos. Currently the Catholicon has reached lock up stage. This means that the external walls, roof, doors, windows and concrete flooring have been completed, however, inside the church is bare concrete floor and walls.
'Laying of Foundation Stone' 'The Building of Pantanassa Monastery (2005-2009)'
While, in 2008, construction began on the monk’s living quarters, kitchen, refectory and library and continued until the late 2010 to a partial lock up stage, where it was put on hold for financial reasons.
In 2013, the construction program recommenced involving works on the courtyrard, drainage, electricity and living quarters. Currently the living quarters, library and dining hall have been rendered, painted and and the doors will be fitted. We estimate this stage to reach completion by late 2016.
We are pleased to inform you that the construction of the second wing of monk's accommodation which began in January 2016 is progressing well: the excavation has been completed, the concrete slab poured and the bricklayers have started. This building will consist of 8 monastic cells. The monastery feels that this extra accommodation will be needed in the near future.
Below we provide an image of the proposed wing along with photos of the construction progress.
OUR PHOTO GALLERIES
2016 Construction Slideshow
2014-15 Construction Slideshow