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7 Incredible Christian Monasteries in the World

Christian Monastries in world

Christian Monasticism is mainly a practice which began for developing early in the history of the Christian Church and modeled upon scriptural ideals, including all those in the Old testimony. Formerly, all Christian monks were the hermits rarely encountering other citizens. But due to the great difficulty of the lonely life, many monks failed and return their previous lives. Here, we are giving you a list of 7 incredible Christian Monasteries all over the world. 

1. El Escorial

El Escorial is nestled in the foothills of the Sierra de Guadarrama in Spain. This is the world well-known Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial and was the political hub of the Spanish territory under King Philip II. Today it is one of the Spanish regal sites and functions as a monastery, museum, royal palace, as well as school.

2. Saint Catherine's Monastery

Saint Catherine’s Monastery is situated on the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt at the foot of Mount Sinai. This traditional monastery has been said as the oldest working Christian monastery in all over the world. It was built on the order of Eastern Roman Emperor Justinian I ands has a library which have a large collection of early codices and manuscripts.

3. Meteora

Meteora is amongst the most significant complexes of Eastern Orthodox monasteries in Greece and is second to Mount Athos. This is constructed on the natural sandstone rock pillars and needs long ladders lashed together to reach there. Moreover, the location is an ideal location for the monks as they feel safe from the political disturbance and had total control of the entrance to the monasteries.

4. Kiev Pechersk Lavra

Kiev Pechersk Lavra is also known as the Kiev Monastery of the Caves and is a historic traditional Christian monastery in Kiev, Ukraine. From its establishment as the cave monastery this monastery has been a most excellent center of the Eastern Orthodox Christianity in the Eastern Europe. Also, this contains various architectural monuments, stone fortification walls and many more.

5. Ostrog Monastery

Ostrog Monastery is a Serb Orthodox monastery and is placed against a vertical background which is high up in the large rock of Ostroška Greda. It is mainly dedicated to Saint Basil of Ostrog and is the most well-liked pilgrimage place in the Montenegro.  This Christian monastery was founded in the 17th century and has two little cave-churches which were spared and are the main areas of the monument.

6. Alcobaca Monastery

The Alcobaça Monastery is basically a Roman Catholic Monastery which is situated in the town of Alcobaça, in the central Portugal. It was established by the first Portuguese King named as Afonso Henriques, in the 1153 and was maintained by the association with the Kings of Portugal all through its history. The monastery and church were the primary Gothic buildings in Portugal and it was one of the most significant of the medieval Christian monasteries.

7. Gelati Monastery

The Gelati Monastery is a simple complex in the western region of Georgia. It mainly contains the Church of the Virgin which was established by the King of Georgia David the Builder in the year 1106, and the 13th century churches of St Nicholas and St George. Additionally, it also has an academy which gives jobs to some of the most famous scientists, philosophers and theologians of Georgia. 

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