Sumela Monastery

The Sumela Monastery (Greek: Μονή Παναγίας Σουμελά, Moní Panagías Soumelá; Turkish: Sümela Manastırı) is a Greek Orthodox monastery dedicated to the Virgin Mary  at Melá Mountain  within the Pontic mountains  range, in the Maçka district of Trabzon in modern Turkey.
The monastery was founded in AD 386 during the reign of the Emperor Theodosius (375 – 395),According to William Miller, Barnabas and Sophronios two Athenian monks, founded the monastery, which was famous for an icon of the Virgin Mary known as thePanagia Gorgoepekoos, said to have been painted by the Apostle Luke