1177 – Grigoriou 3 (day 3 – 22)

To end the blog about my visit to Grigoriou, here are some more pictures from the interior of Grigoriou, but first a colorfull detail of the church.IMG_3576 Grigoriou church with colors 
 Katholicon Grigoriou

IMG_3575 Grigoriou guesthouse 
Guesthouse or archondariki

IMG_3570 Grigoriou Athos map 
Athos map on the wall: although the print looks relatively new, you doný see any steam or motorboats, so it is hard to say when this map was made.

IMG_3569 Grigoriou hallway 
Hallway with monks cells, leading towards a door to a balcony, overlooking the sea (see the plan at 1164, from nr L along S and then to the sharp corner at the lower site of the plan).

IMG_3571 Grigoriou Balcony with wash 
Balcony with white wash

 IMG_3574 Grigoriou balcony and sea

The balcony overlooking the sea, some of it restored with new parts.

 IMG_3573 Grigoriou balcony looking down
Looking down …………….!

IMG_3578 Grigoriou courtyard 
Grigoriou courtyard (R on the plan)

IMG_3579 Grigoriou doors to the first courtyard 
The doors to the first courtyard

IMG_3580 Grigoriou entrance capitel 
The entrance to the monastery - a modern "christian" capital in marble

IMG_3582 Grigoriou boathouse 

The boathouse of Grigoriou

IMG_3583 Grigoriou mikra Agia Amma 
The boat "Mikra Agia Anna"leaving for Dafni. Grigoriou seen from the NW corner.

IMG_3584 Grigoriou houses near harbour 
Grigoriou – houses near the harbour with appartments of workmen and timber waiting to be shiped.

IMG_3585 Grigoriou leaving for Simonospetras 
Grigoriou- leaving for Simonospetras

IMG_3586 Grigoriou NW view 
Grigoriou in the bright morning light.

Next time we will be going to Simonospetras.

Wim, 26-1

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2 Responses to 1177 – Grigoriou 3 (day 3 – 22)

  1. Bertinos says:

    The pictures 3392-3393 are not of the Virgin Mary, but of the Beast and the Whore of Babylon who’s riding it, thus depicting Chapter 17 of the Apocalypse.

  2. Bertinos says:

    “And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication: And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.
    […] And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth. And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is of the seven, and goeth into perdition. And the ten horns which thou saw are ten kings, which have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings one hour with the beast. […]And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. […] And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth.”

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