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Epithyron for the Sacred PorteMonastery for the Repose of the Virgin Mary at Botsa (1680)
(Photo: Triantaphyllos Sioulis)
Colonnades with small icons that affix the despotic iconsMonastery for the Repose of the Virgin Mary at Botsa (1680)
(Photo: Triantaphyllos Sioulis)
Entablature, decorative above the Sacred PorteMonastery for the Repose of the Virgin Mary at Botsa (1680)
(Photo: Triantaphyllos Sioulis)
The Sorrowful Monastery for the Repose of the Virgin Mary at Botsa (1680)
(Photo: Triantaphyllos Sioulis)
Faldstool Monastery for the Repose of the Virgin Mary at Botsa (1680)
(Photo: Triantaphyllos Sioulis)
Lectern with a four sided trunkMonastery for the Repose of the Virgin Mary at Boutsa (C 17th)
(Photo: Triantaphyllos Sioulis)
Lectern with a six sided trunkMonastery for the Repose of the Virgin Mary at Boutsa (C 17th)
(Photo: Triantaphyllos Sioulis)

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14/11/2006
Monastery of the Repose of the Virgin Mary at Botsas

Triantaphyllos Sioulis

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The Monastery of the Repose of the Virgin Mary at Botsa is one of the most ancient monasteries in Epirus, which is located close to Greveniti, a town to the east of Zagorion, at an exquisite location beside the Bardas River. In accordance with tradition it was built in 672 A.D. by the Byzantine emperor Konstantinos Pogonatos (668 – 685 A.D.) and it was destroyed during the capture of Epirus in 1431 A.D. by the Turks (except for its catholicon). From the inscription in the catholicon of the monastery that we read, we learn that it was restored and the murals were painted in 1680 A.D., which is probably also the period during which the iconostasis with the exquisite technique was also produced for the church.