Stavropoleos Monastery

Stavropoleos Monastery

The Stavropoleos Church was built by Archimandrite Ioanichie in 1724, during the second reign of Nicolae Mavrocordat (1719-1730) in the Romanian Land. Born in the village of Ostanitza in the eparchy of Pogoniana (Epirus), Ioanichie came to the Romanian Land from Gura, a dependent monastery of the Pogoniana Archbishopric. The present church was built by Ioanichie within the precincts of the two-storey inn he had established in Bucharest. The monastery he founded was sustained financially by the inn, a common arrangement during the epoch. In 1726, Abbot Ioanichie was...