Prohor Pcinjski monastery
When you want to visit Prohor Pčinjski monastery, dedicated to St. Prohor Pčinjski, it is located near town of Vranje, in southern part of Serbia. From Vranje is located on about 32km, from city of Nis 152km, and from Belgrade 375km. It is built beside river Pčinja.
History of Prohor Pčinjski monastery
First of all, it was founded by Byzantine emperor Romanos IV Diogenes. And in name of St.Prohor Pčinjski. By the legend, he was prophet who told Romanos IV Diogenes that he will be emperor. In addition, he was to build monastery to that debt. After his becoming a ruler, he built it.
About Prohor Pčinjski
As a result of that his remains are buried in this monastery. Another thing, in this place is a big sleepover place where to sleep. You can sleep over in monastery accommodation for small amount of money. Be sure to contact them before you go there. In addition to that, indoor is covered by priceless icons. Probably it was built in second part of 11th century. From that time till today, it was destroyed few times, but always rebuilt. Last time church was rebuilt was at the end of 19th century, and accommodation was taken care of few years ago. In 2014. part of the roof of monastery was completely burnt down. In 2015. state of Serbia, local community and voluntary contributions funds are gathered to rebuild it. Especially relevant because this is second largest Serbian church monastery. After Hilandar.
Top photo of Monastery Prohor Pčinjski byTomislav Ž. PopovićCC BY-SA 3.0 Second Photo by ТановичCC BY-SA 3.0 Third Photo by ТановичCC BY-SA 3.0