I think there is no pilgrim who had no difficulties to make a swift and easy reservation to spend a night in monastery. The reason? They still use the oldfashioned fax. Eather you do not get connexion, or it might be that the fax machine is out of order or monks just don’t answer your fax message.
This is why it is hopefull to see that more and more monasteries and skites throw the fax machine finally out and start to communicate by email. I have been collecting email adresses in the past time and with the help of our reader Aljaž I have collected some adresses.
The big question is, is this list complete? Who can help us to add more email adresses, to provide our readers with the most up-to-date information ? Please help us and sent a commend or email.
We have 14 adresses of monasteries now, we are doing a good job, still 6 to go (25/8).
Nea Skiti: firstname.lastname@example.org
Timiou Stavrou – Father David: email@example.com
I did not have any suitable pictures for this post, that’s why I will share the recent pictures of something totally different: on the Dutch Athos Facebook site of Vasilis I found the rare pictures of monk Eusebios Christofi from Nea Skiti, who has been digging up the bones of Father Dimitrios last Monday, who died three years ago.Father Dimitrios with his hat (and his artificial hip)Father Dimitrios’ bones spread out on a kitchen table
Wim, 1/8-update (I will be on a summer holiday till 21/8)
My fellow Athos pilgrim Peter Ariese, who visited Athos in 2011 for the first time together with our group, came back to the Holy Mountain April this year, this time joined by his brother and Albert Hollander, who made this video.The group agreed on sharing this video with the visitors of this weblog. It is compilation of pictures and film, dubbed by friendly Greek and religious music from Vatopedi. The Athos pilgrimage starts at 2.40”. Their visit started with one day delay, because the boats didn’t sail from Ouranopolis, due to stormy weather.