The Historic Monastery of Panagia Soumela Turned Into Nightclub for Advertisement

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OCP News Service – 11/2/22

Turkey: The courtyard of the historic Greek Orthodox monastery of Panagia Soumela was converted into a nightclub for a recent advertising video shoot. In the video, people danced as a DJ played loud music. According to the producers, the music video shooting was made to promote the monastery as a tourism site.

The monastery is believed to be established in 386 CE and was disestablished in 1923. It was opened to tourists by the Turkish government in 2019. The monastery is famous for the icon of the Virgin Mary known (Panagia Gorgoepekoos) which is believed to have been painted by Apostle Luke.

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