Ioannis Koukouzelis or John Kukuzelis (Durrës, Albania 1280 – Athos 1360) was a Byzantine medieval Orthodox Christian composer, singer and reformer of Orthodox Church music. Because of his singing abilities, he was called “Angel-voiced”. He was recognized as a saint by the Orthodox Church after his death. He spent his last years on Mount Athos, where he lived in the cell of the Archangels of the Great Lavra.
This is the cell where John Kukuzelis lived. In the background the tower of Lavra monastery. This is one of the earliest photographs from the cell taken in 1853.
A recent picture of the Cell of the Archangels where Kukuzelis lived.
An example of the beautiful music of John Kukuzelis.