SOME IMPORTANT DATES IN THE
HISTORY OF THE CASTLE AND THE
PILGRIMAGE

 

1207
Occupation of Tinos by Venetians.
1390
The last of the Ghisis, Batholomew III, dies whithout a heir. The Ghisi dynasty ends and Tinos is again ruled by Venice according its own interests.
1430

Appointment of new governor. Official title “Rector of Tinos and Mykonos”
1537
Leading the Great Sultan`s army, Barbarossa invades Tinos. A year later the Venetians win back the island.
17 th century
churches are erected within the walls of the fortress: the catholic cathedral (dedicated to the Virgin Mary), St. Barb`s church (home of the Orthodox priest), the holy Trinity, St. Sophia church, and a church dedicated to the Immaculate Conception.
1663
The Jesuits settle in Tinos. The first Jesuit to the island is Tinos-born Michel Albertini.
1682
Decree of Jean-Babtiste Scoutaris (1.7.1682) leases St. Sophia`s church to the Jesuits who need a chapel.
 
1722
On January 26, 1722 the catholic bishop of Tinos cedes St. Catherine´s chapel to the Jesuits. The Jesuits refuse Rome`s offer to install them in Loutra and move to Borgo.
1724
Building of the present church, as we know today, next to St. Catharine`s church.
1725
Building of the catholic cathedral of Exombourgo, dedicated to St. John the Baptist.
1828
First mention of the orthodox church of St. Eleousa (Virgin of Graces) which belonged to Jean Marizello. Today it belongs to the Foundation of Evanghelistria (Virgin of the Annunciation). St. Minas is no longer mentioned.

1837
The Jesuits leave Exombourgo and settle in Loutra. Monastery and church are dedicated to St. Joseph. The last Jesuit to live in Exombourgo was Father Kutsinzki a Pole, who moved to Loutra in 1846.
1865
The churches of St. John the Babtist loses its status as cathedral in favor of a church in Xinara.
1895
The Jesuits complete the renovation of St. Caterine`s chapel and dedicate it to the Sacred Heard of Jesus. Fathers Romano and Destro lead the initiative.
1900
On November 4., 1900 Bishop Francesco di Mento (with the support of the Jesuits) unveils a huge marble cross on the summmit of the mountain before a large congregation.
1920
Father Louis Destro dies and the Sacred Heart of Jesus is deserted.
1940
Father Domenico Voutsinos is appointed to Tinos.
1941
The Jesuits decide to renovate the Sacred Jeart of Jesus church. They entrust the church to Father Domenico Voutsinos and the renovation to Blaise Petrovits. The new church is inaugurated on the day of Christ The King. (last Sunday of October)
1947
The deserted St. John the Babtist cathedral falls in ruins. (the previus cathedral of the bishop of Tinos)
1951
On the day of the feast of the pilgrimage (2nd Sunday of July) a war memorial dedicated to the cathilics who gave their life during WW I and II and during the Greek civil war, is unveiled (Total period 1912-1950). The memorial is the work of Tinos-born sculptor Jean Filippotis.
1958
The opening of a road paid for and maintained by the pilgrimage allows motorized vehicles to reach the pilgrimage. First vehicle is the taxi of Antonios Korinthios.
1968
All buildings are connected to the Greek electric power system.
1970
Improvements to the road allows buses to get to the pilgrimage.
1972
A telephone line is installed at the pilgrimage.

Today
Today, with a comlete hostel facility (kitchen, dining room equiped to accommodate about 50peaple) featuring spacious two-or three-bed dormitories with complete sanitary facilities and located in quiet and pleasant surroundings the pilgrimage is a great place for those who seek a place to go into retreat or to youth groups wishing to combine rest with spiritual quest and prayer.


For further information, please contact:
Father Sebastien Freris
Loutra – 84200 Tinos

Tel. + 30 22830 51 492. Mob. + 30 6978  194922
E-Mail: jestinos@otenet.gr
http:/www.catholic.gr/ieriskardia/index.html

 

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