The monastery is for monks only and it is situated in the district
of Oropos, between Milesi
and Skala of Oropos
. It was
founded in 1963 by the Athonite priest - monk Cherubim Karambelas, who came from
the skete of St. Anna and in 1978 it was established officially by ecclesiastical
and civil law as a «Holy Cenobitic Monastery of Paraklitou». Its ktitor, the archimandrite
Cherubim became the first abbot of the monastery.
The catholicon of the monastery, constructed according to the Byzantine
models, celebrates in the Feast of the Holy Spirit (the Monday after the Feast
of the Pentecost).
Today it numbers some 20 monks, well educated, who concentrate mainly
upon the publishing of patristic, ascetic and hagiological books. It is worth
to mention the series «contemporary Athonite figures» by the arch. Cherubim and
«Charismata and Charismata - Holders», the publishing of St. John the Sinait’s
«Climax», as well as several books translated from Russian, such as St. Ambrosios
of Optina, St. Seraphim of Sarof, etc. In order to be able to publish, the monastery
has a remarkable library.
The monastic life is based on an Athonite typicon, while the monastery
is in close contact with Mt. Athos and the Church of Russia, which is offered
publishing facilities, as the abbot of the monastery Arch. Timotheos Sakkas is
a fluent Russian speaker.
The monastery celebrates in the Feast of the Holy Spirit, in the day
following the Feast of the Pentecost. Its catholicon, a beautiful Byzantine church,
is dedicated to the Holy Spirit.
Outside the monastery precincts there is a guests - room and a chapel
dedicated to the Virgin Portaitissa, for the entrance in the monastery is not
allowed to women (in accordance with the Athonite typicon).
It also provides accommodation to pilgrims.