On our pilgrimage in 2013 we were able to take a closer look at the extraordinary complex of buildings, not far from Roussikon and known as the Silouan mill. The four buildings are on top of each other and as we can on the pictures later, the water wheels are fed by water from a basin on top of the hill.St Silouan lived from 1866–1938 and he is from Russian origin. He lived most of his life on Athos and he was canonized by the Ecumenical Patriarchate in 1987.
A beautiful quote of this Holy Man was: “Those who dislike and reject their fellow-man are impoverished in their being. They do not know the true God, who is all-embracing love”. Wise words according to me.
But first let me show you some old pictures of the mill.
Next time we will take a closer look at the other three floors.