|Monastery of Iviron
|formerly Georgian Orthodox Church
now Patriarchate of Constantinople
|between 980-983 AD
|Dormition of the Theotokos
|John the Iberian and John Tornike
|Archimandrite Elder Nathanael
|Important associated figures
|George of Athos, John Tornike, John the Iberian, Euthymius of Athos
|Mount Athos, Greece
The Monastery of Iviron (Georgian: ქართველთა მონასტერი, romanized: kartvelta monast'eri; Greek: Μονή Ιβήρων, romanized: Monḗ Ivirōn) is an Eastern Orthodox monastery in the monastic community of Mount Athos in northern Greece.
The monastery was built under the supervision of two Georgian monks, John the Iberian and John Tornike between AD 980–83 and housed Georgian clergy and priests. It was founded on the site of the former Monastery of Clement. John the Iberian was appointed as the abbot of the newly founded monastery in 980. In 1005, Euthymius the Iberian became the secondary abbot of Iviron Monastery. In Greek, Iviron literally means "of the Iberians". The monastery ranks third in the Athonite hierarchy of 20 sovereign monasteries.
View of the main monastery complex
View of the sea
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