Prophet Amos Monastery

Prophet Amos Monastery

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Prophet Amos Monastery is located 14 km from Rhodes, near Faliraki. The Prophet Amos (from Thekou of Israel) lived 800 years before the birth of Christ and was the father of Prophet Isaiah. According to tradition, Prophet Elias, whose monastery was at the top of the mountain, quarreled with Amos and threw a rock to destroy the monastery in question. But Amos stopped the rock by piercing him. It is said that this rock survives on the back of the monastery. The temple of Prophet Amos is built on the ruins of an early Christian basilica (5th-6th century AD) and bears fragments of frescoes from the Byzantine and post-Byzantine times. The monastery complex with its temple and enclosure was built in 1838. The monastery celebrations are on June the 14th.

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