OF ST. GERASIMOS
St.Gerasimos is the patron-saint of Cephalonia. In the
monastery it is kept incorruptible and fragnant the holy relic of St. Gerasimos.Before
1554, the monastery was devoted to Theotokos. After 1560 Gerasimos Notaras, monk from
Trikala Corinthias, made it an important nunnery.
|The monastery celebrates twice a
year: On 16th August (the Dormition of Saint) and on 20th October (the removal and the
granting of the remains of the Holy Relics). During these days of celebration, litany
processions take place with the participation of thousands of pilgrims from all over
Although a new monastery has
been built, there is also the old church where it is preserved the Saint's hermitage and
several items that the Saint used.
Saint Gerasimos died on 15th August 1579 and the Patriarchate declared him Saint in 1622
when on 20th October 1581 his Holy Relics were found incorruptible and fragnant.