The Dochiariou or
Docheiariou monastery is an Eastern Orthodox monastery at the monastic state of
Mount Athos in Greece. The monastery ranks tenth in the hierarchy of the
Athonite monasteries. Today Docheiariou has 53 working monks.
It was founded in the 10th
century, and is dedicated to the memory of the Archangels Michael and Gabriel.
It celebrates its patronal feast day on November 8th (21st, Gregorian style).
By the end of the 15h
century according to the Russian pilgrim Isaiah, the monastery was Serb.
The monastery also houses
the icon of the Virgin "Gorgoepikoos" or "She who is Quick to
The library holds 545
manuscripts, 62 of which are on parchment, and more than 5,000 printed books.