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The '''Monastery of St. Anastasia the Pharmakolitria''' is under the jurisdiction of the [[Church of Constantinople]] and is located near the village of Vassilika of Thessaloniki (Chalkidiki of Greece), at the base of one of Mount Hortiatis's summits, Adrianos.
== History ==
It is said to have been founded by Leon sometime in the 6th Century but this has not been verified by any historian. It is more likely that it was built in 1522 by St. Theonas, who later became the [[Metropolitan ]] [[bishop ]] of Thessaloniki. During the Turkish occupation, the [[monastery ]] owned many acres of land but it was the buildings were destroyed by the Turks during the Greek War of Independence of 1821 and was were rebuilt in 1830.
The heirlooms of the monastery include the whole-body [[relics|relic ]] of St. Theona and the head of St. [[Anastasia the Healer]]. The monastery belongs to the [[Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople]] and honours honors St. Anastasia [[December 22]].
[[Category:Greek Monasteries]]

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