Daily Archives: January 13, 2011

Hagios Ioannes Prodromos en tois Stoudiou (Imrahor Aniti)

Hagios Ioannes Prodromos en tois Stoudiou, İmrahor Anıtı,  Istanbul,  pentax k10d

Hagios Ioannes Prodromos en tois Stoudiou, İmrahor Anıtı, Istanbul, pentax k10d

Byzantine miniature depicting the Stoudios Monastery and the Propontis  (Sea of Marmara).Hagios Ioannes Prodromos en tois Stoudiou (Saint John the Forerunner at Stoudios), often shortened to Stoudios or Stoudion (Latin: Studium), was historically the most important monastery of Constantinople (modern-day Istanbul), the capital of the Eastern Roman Empire. The residents of the monastery were referred to as Stoudites (or Studites). Although the monastery has been derelict for half a millennium, the laws and customs of the Stoudion were taken as models by the monks of Mount Athos and of many other monasteries of the Orthodox world; even today they have influence. Continue reading