Last year I wondered why these pillars were erected on the pier of Docheiariou:
On this blog we now see the answer: the bronze statues of archangels Michael and Gabriel, made by Fivos Sargentis , are “protecting the Avaton”! Very reassuring!
It is noticeable that monks in Docheiariou have special interest in statues: here is picture from the courtyard of Docheiariou, that I made last year. The statue carries the text “O kalos poimin” – the good sheperd.