Agios Georgios (Vourgareli)

10/12/2015

 The monastery was founded in the early 18th Century and today is preserved in excellent condition. Here they raised the flag of the revolution of 1821 the chieftains of Tzoumerka and Radovyzion.
It is the crown of Vourgareli the north end and one of the main attractions of Tzoumerka. Temple and cells are preserved in excellent condition.
The monastery was founded in the early 18th Century and today is preserved in excellent condition. Here they raised the flag of the revolution of 1821 the chieftains of Tzoumerka and Radovyzion.
It is the crown of Vourgareli the north end and one of the main attractions of Tzoumerka. Temple and cells are preserved in excellent condition.
The temple presents great architectural similarities with Chrysospiliotissa of Gourianon. It aisled vaulted basilica with an octagonal dome and vaulted narthex. On the edges of a three sided dances east she also results in three-sided apse. It plakoskepastos simple brickwork and with only external decoration a toothed belt on the edge of the dome. To enhance the strength of the long sides of the built massive sloping shoulders.
Inside the church is full of wall paintings from 1714, as evidenced by the inscription written above the door of the nave leading to the narthex. The compositions exhibit the known arrangement in zones both in the nave and the narthex, and made by Kalarrytinous painters. The wooden temple is also the 18th century and is decorated with relief representations of birds and plants and has five icons that than what shows their style should be made from the same painter who did frescoes. Of the most remarkable relics of the monastery is a silver reliquary of 1859 -ergo this Kalarrytioti asimourgou- with relics of many saints.
And this monastery has its own contribution to our national history: This – according to tradition – gathered the chieftains of Tzoumerka Radovyzion Georgios Karaiskakis Gogos Bakolas, Koutelidas, Iskos, Rangos, Koutsonikas and others with their lads andThey raised the 1821 revolution flag beneath the blessing of the abbot of the monastery, Christopher. So the monastery of St. George in Vourgareli became the Holy Lavra of Epirus.
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