• The Monastery of saint Georges, Fineos
  • Item ID : 115
  • Collection Name : Holy Metropolis of Korinthos, Sikionos, Zemenos, Tarsos and Polifegos
  • Place : Korinthos
  • Description : In the centre of the Monastery the main church (Katholikon) has been restructured and is dedicated to the memory of the Great Martyr George the Triumphant.
    The architecture of the church belongs to the traditional type of a Basilica with dome. . The frescoes are work of the Catholic hagiographer Panagiotis, with clear influences from the Cretan School. The stylization in depicting the icons is expressive, lively in its forms and free from the weight and from meaning of the earthly life. Impressive is the icon of Christ depicted as the Pantoktrator painted in the dome , from which hangs an excellent wooden light chandelier of great with miniatures, designed in the same form from Mount Athos.
    The wooden temple bears images and scenes from the Old and New Testaments, The Twelve feasts, and the martyrdom of St. George. The Church’s vestibule communicates with three arched doors.
    The monastery was Patriarchal Monastery and (Stavropegic) which means that reports directly to the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople and not in the Metropolitan area.
    The foundation brought the «Stavropigio," i.e the cross that was sent for this purpose by the Patriarch.
    The monastery called Fonia from the name of the nearby village. The word Fonias or Fonia, is probably a corruption of the ancient word Feneos.
    The Monastery during the Ottoman rule was used as “Secret School.”
    The Monastery of St. George Feneou marked as “new" to distinguish it from the old monastery located south of the current which is located at a lower level, in 1.7 km from the village Kalivia.