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We are in the monastery of Saint Nektarios in Aegina, one of the Saronic Islands of Greece in the Saronic Gulf.

The monastery, which is considered a miraculous place, is a female monastery and receives a large number of visitors every year. Saint Nektarios, who settled on the island in 1908, reopened the area’s abandoned monastery in which he was buried after his death.

At the beginning of the film, we see the small white houses of the Kontos settlement, women of the village walk on the street and carry out their daily activities. The next shot shows us the Monastery of Saint Nektarios from above, then we are moved to the monastery’s entrance and observe the visitors. We can read the Abbot's announcement on the entrance wall. Inside the Monastery there is a crowd of religiously faithful people who are in a queue for visiting the church of Saint Nektarios. A brief shot of the interior follows, showing us the impressive chandeliers.

Then, we watch a child who fills the cups of the people with water from the sanctified well of the yard. In the next shot, we observe the church’s dome and the bell tower and then we see the visitors that are inside and outside of it. The camera shows us the lighted candles, the people, who rest their heads on the tomb of Saint Nektarios, as it is said that the knocks of the Saint's rod can be heard.

Lastly, we read the sign that informs that men are not allowed to enter.



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Chatzidakis Georgios

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