History.From the end of the 10th century until today….
The Holy Cell of “Axion Estin”, which belongs to the Holy Monastery of Pantokratoros, is on Mt Athos and is located at the area of Kapsala near Karyes. Its beginning goes back to 930 AD and various nationalities of monks have lived here, Greeks, Russians, Bulgarians and Romanians. It is founded in an area called “Pit of Adein” because of the miraculous appearance of Archangel Gabriel who chanted in its church for the first time the hymn of “Axion Estin”. The event took place in 982 and since then it is chanted in all the orthodox churches throughout the world.