1642 – Docheiariou: “the Guardians of the Avaton”

Last year I wondered why these pillars were erected on the pier of Docheiariou:

DSCN2833 (Large)On this blog we now see the answer: the bronze statues of archangels Michael and Gabriel, made by Fivos Sargentis , are “protecting the Avaton”! Very reassuring!



It is noticeable that monks in Docheiariou have special interest in statues: here is picture from the courtyard of Docheiariou, that I made last year. The statue carries the text “O kalos poimin” – the good sheperd.

DSCN2840Wim, 11/11/2014

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3 Responses to 1642 – Docheiariou: “the Guardians of the Avaton”

  1. Dimitris says:

    Judging by the comments I saw on another greek blog, they haven’t been received particularly well. The general consensus is that they are kitsch. Personally I don’t feel that strongly against them, I would have to see them up close to form an opinion. I am more interested seeing the massive red crane that stands by the side of the monastery for so many years, to be finally removed.

  2. athosweblog says:

    I totally agree on removing that ugly red crane!!

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