Our friend Kelliotis visits our weblog regularly and we already showed a link to his website.
By mail he send us some beautiful winter pictures of the old Serbian kellion named Marouda, not far from Karyes, which is owned by Chilandariou.
(detail from the Zwerger-map, with the help of Keliotis).
First I will show you some winter photos of this kellion from 2004:
According to a text in a stone on the floor in Slavonic, just outide the church of the kellion, it was founded in 1653 by father Victor, who payed the costs himself from money he inherited from his parents.
In 1796 the kellion was enlarged by father Dionysious the Elder (he died in 1836) and others, and according to their names the kellion at that time was not longer in Serb but in Greek hands. This text from a fresco above the main entrance gives this information.
There are extraordinary fine and old fresco’s in the church and on the iconostasis, as you can see on these pictures:
In 2007 this icon is taken in a procession to Karyes, together with the famous Axion Estin from the Protaton-church:
Wim, 4/11 (thanks to Keliotes)