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The cell of St. Artemius is one of the greatest Russian cells on Athos, it belongs to the Great Lavra. It is not far from the sea and the basic road leading from Karyes to the Monastery of Great Lavra therefore it is often visited by the pilgrims. The cell was constructed in the 14th century, it had passed to Russians in the form of ruins in 1863.

iera moni agias lauras3.jpgIts first prelate hieromonk Ignatius had restored it completely. The cell had two temples dedicated to Saint Artemius and The Protection of Our Most Holy Lady Theotokos. The cell possessed the ancient icons of the Theotokos and Great Martyr Artemius alongside with many other relics.

In 1877 elder Parthenius from the Stavropol province becomes the prelate of the cell. He arrived to the Holy Mountain being a young monk and spent 38 years there and passed away in 1905. After his death hieromonk Athanasius became the prelate. He was a monk since 16 years and spent 26 years on the Holy Mountain before he was turned into the cell’s prelate. About 30 monks of the Russian brotherhood lived in the cell.


Nowadays the cell consists of five buildings. The main very long building has two floors: the first floor with The Protection of Our Most Holy Lady Theotokos church, kitchen, brotherly and pilgrim premises; on the top floor there is the main temple dedicated to St. Artemius. On the same floor pilgrims’ cells are located. Near to the main building there are candle and other workshops. The monastery also has its own pierce with the fishing boats.

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