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Caption15 km 9 miles SW of Rhodes town. ------------- 8 am-7:10pm Tue-Sat 8:30am- 2:40pm Sun. ------------- One of Rhodes' beauty spots the hillsides of Filerimos are home to cypresses and pines. Among the trees sits Moni Filerimou its domed chapels decorated with the cross of the Knights and the coat of arms of Grand Master Pierre d'Aubusson. A place of worship for 2 000 years layers of history and traditions can be seen from Phoenician to Byzantine Orthodox and Catholic. ------------- ------------- The main attraction is Our Lady of Filerimos the Italian reconstruction of the Knights' 14th-century church of the Virgin Mary. It is a complex of four chapels: the main one built in 1306 leads to three others. The innermost chapel has a Byzantine floor decorated with a red mosaic fish. The Italians erected a Calvary from the entrance of the monastery in the form of an avenue with the Stations of the Cross illustrated on plaques. On the headland stands a giant 18-m 59-ft cross. --- --- --- Our Lady of Filerimos /Philerme / Phileremos / Philermos / Filermo / Filerimo Panagia Filerimou The Madonna on Mount Phileremos a Byzantine icon [Tempera on wood 44 x 36 cm] may have been on Rhodes before the Hospital arrived in 1306 and by 1396 at the latest it was an object of popular devotion which worked miracles and was revered by both Latins and Greeks. A magistral bull of 1497 held that it had reached Rhodes miraculously on the waves in the time of an Emperor Leo described as the "Heresiarch" which presumably meant Leo III who had attacked icons in the eighth century. It was mentioned by many travellers and was taken to the city and venerated during the great sieges and at other times of danger; Guillaume Caoursin's publication of 1496 contained a woodcut which showed the Master visiting it during the 1480 siege. The Phileremos Madonna was considered by the Knights as their most precious possession. It got its name from the sanctuary on Mount Phileremos
HeadlineOur Lady of Filerimos the Italian reconstruction of the Knights' 14th-century church of the Virgin Mary.
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