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1809 – hike from Maroudá to Skiti Andreou

After a brief visit to Maroudá we had to return to Skiti Andreou, where we would spend the night. Soon after we left the kellion, the Protos of the Holy Epistasia, Father Paul, visited the kellion, as we found out later. … Continue reading

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2114 – F.W. Hasluck’s visit to Athos in 1911

In post 525 we payed attention to the book of Frederick W. Hasluck, student, librarian and assistant director of the British School at Athens, who travelled to Mount Athos in 1911. He produced 130 images in total, and they came … Continue reading

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2085 – Women who ignored the avaton

 In early legal documents (in the years 970 and 1045) the exclusion of women is implied but it is never specifically stated. According to Graham Speake in his book Renewal in Paradise the principle of Avaton was so well established, … Continue reading

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2064 – a closer look at the Iviron aqueduct

During our road trip in September 2018 together with Father Theodosius from Simonospetras we paid a visit to the aqueduct of Iviron. In earlier posts, 1985 and 1608 ,we showed you pictures others made on this spot, including those of … Continue reading

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2061 – Xenofontos, a photo survey within the monastery, part 2

In post 2057 I showed the first courtyard of Xenofontos monastery (the red A on the map below). Today we will take a closer look at courtyard B, that lies between the old and new katholicon (A and Aα). Wim … Continue reading

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1944 – Maroudá, crosses and chants

The special and intimate place called Maroudá is described on this website many times and extensively by Wim (see the following posts: 1789, 1801, 1802, 1805 and 1809). It was our first encounter there. We were welcomed by some pilgrims … Continue reading

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1759 – A morning walk to the ruins of the Athonite Academy. Day one, part two.

A large group of pilgrims just arrived at the guesthouse and we didn’t want to interfere or wait for hospitality after our wobbly boat trip. So we took a quick Greek coffee from a coffee machine in the old guesthouse … Continue reading

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1111 – Athonite academy

On our trip in 2009 I saw for the first time the 18th century ruins of the Athonite Academy close to Vatopedi. This school was intended to become the principal centre for higher education for all Greek speaking people . … Continue reading

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231 – Athos album 1928

With a rare image of the Athonite school. This could be the ruins of the Athonite Academy near Vatopedi. The school started roundabout 1750 and had in the early years students from the neigbouring countries, Italy and Russia. It counted … Continue reading

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