1232 – soccer on Athos

053  Serail soccerJan Paul ten Bruggencate, one of our Dutch readers/contributors (see 1209) and a frequent pilgrim to the Holy Mountain, just came back from a 13-day visit (!) to Athos during Pentecost.

He was willing to share some of his pictures with us and in the coming days I will show them to you. Today I will start with the most remarkable photos.

Novices (?) from the Athonias-school at the Serail/Ag. Andreou playing a mini soccer game! And why not ? School kids need exercise ! As long as they’re not planning to compete in the European or World cup!

058 Serail soccer 2One of the places mr Ten bruggencate visited was kellion Marouda. Here picture of him (80 years!) with a monk/Elder Makarios of the small settlement (thanks Giannis).

049 Marouda JPtB and Father Makarios
Wim, 27/6

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