Mr Jan Paul ten Bruggencate started his latest visit to the Holy Mountain with a night in Skiti Profitou Eliou. This is an extraordinary achievement, because non-orthodox pilgrims are not allowed to sleep in this Skiti.
He told me that he used the help and influence of his German Athos friends, who have a special relationship with this Skiti. Skiti Profitou Eliou
Pantocratoros seen from Profitou Eliou
The other way around: Profitou Eliou from Pantocratoros
Pantocratoros and the Holy Mountain
The kiosk of Pantocratoros: Jan Paul ten Bruggencate and a monk with fancy sunglasses
Fresco trapeza: the Panaghia on her deathbed
Fresco trapeza: the deathbed of Efrem the Stylite from Syria. The most reliable date for his death is 9 June 373. Look at the fine decorations above this scene: Saints with delicate red and white vines between them!
Stavronikita and the Holy Mountain
Wim, 4/7 (edited 11/4/15)