July 26, 2017

The Right Hand of Saint Paraskevi at the Monastery of Saint Paraskevi in Kinopiastes of Kerkyra

The Monastery of Saint Paraskevi, which stands on a hillside in the village of Kinopiastes in Kerkyra, was established in 1571. The original monastery stood about a hundred meters from where the monastery is today. In the beginning the monastery was for men, but today it is a monastery for women. On the plaque of the monastery it says the year 1833, which is the year the monastery was restored by Monk Christopher Mazarakis, who also brought a relic of Saint Joseph the Sanctified.

The monastery not only boasts of its impressive views of the island, but it also treasures many relics, old books, old icons and liturgical items. Among its most treasured items is the miraculous icon of Saint Pareskevi that dates to the 18th century and is probably of Russian origin, as well as the right hand of Saint Pareskevi.

Nuns from the Monastery in 1960