Founded in the sixteenth century, and celebrating the holiday of its intercessor on 25 June.
The monastery of Saint John is one of the oldest monasteries of Zakrit; it was built on the ruins of an old center for hermits that were built in the sixth century AD. The evidence for this, is the presence of a cross and another cross topped with a crown that are both craved on one of the ancient stones of the church, and what proves that, is the size of the stone located on the corner of the monastery church at the East side. And if we entered the monastery church, we find that the roof was built in three phases and this is proven by the difference in the types of stones used in the construction of the ceiling and the walls and the construction method. It turns out that the church was initially kind of a small altar circular shape of ancient stones good for construction, as well as it is shown from the outside building which large size stones appear in the Eastern side, as if this church was built on the remains of an ancient temple, and this building did not exceeded three meters, and then the second and the third sections were added and it was also shown the quality of construction and the existing stones. The monastery has been restored in the sixteenth century at the hands of Habakouk family members coming from the town of Bachehla, who were the first inhabitants of the town and then families of Yammine and El Hawat followed them which we knew of them father Moses El Hawat who renewed the monastery church in the mid-eighteenth century and added to it the Southern part. Anyone entering the church can notice that the ceiling built with knots was built on two phases. The thing that proves this is the different types of stones in each of the two mentioned parts