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2244 – review of the film Adam, Where are you ?: a 4 star rating

Yesterday my Athos friends and I went to see the Athos film in Amsterdam/De Balie. The film was introduced by the producer father Alexander Plysko from Kiev. The film lasts 80 minutes and is shot in 4 years during 2015-2019 … Continue reading

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2243 – News: update post 1835- 28-7-2022 : new regulations for making a reservation.

A new update of post 1835: Thanks to the help of Japetus I can publish the new regulations for making a reservation, see post 1835. I will try to find out if the new rules also apply for foreigners: According … Continue reading

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2242 – the documentary “Adam where are you?”: premiere in August in the Netherlands

In post 2222 from October 2021 I published the news about a new Athos documentary, made by the Ukrainian director Alexander Zaporoshchenko and producer Alexander Pliska. At that time it was uncertain when the premiere in the West would follow. … Continue reading

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2241 – an update: file a complaint against the new large scale commercial company “Avaton water”on the Holy Mountain

According to this weblog the drilling for mineral water is being carried out without the permission of the Iera Epistatia – the Holy Community- !! The writer of this weblog also asks the question how far the secularization of modern Mount … Continue reading

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2240 – Xiropotamou monastery and the question of the strange figure in de clock tower (a jaquemart) – part 2

In post 2234 I showed pictures of the surrounding area of Xiropotamou and the graveyard/ossuary. In this post we wil take a closer look at the courtyard and its buildings. As said before, it is not easy to present pictures … Continue reading

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2239 – 2022/2023: large scale renovation activities on Athos

According this source Mount Athos will be transformed into a construction site the coming period. The renovations should be completed in December 2023.  They have been planned in the Operational Program “Transport Infrastructure, Environment and Sustainable Development 2014-2020” of ΕΣΠΑ (NSRF). Twenty … Continue reading

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2238 – Athos photo exhibition “Between Heaven and Earth” in Germany by Theodosios

Tomorrow, Thursday 14th of April at 19h AM an exhibition will open (for only four days) of pictures made by the German monk who lives and works in Simonospetras, Theodosios. The exhibition is in the town Ursensollen in the culural … Continue reading

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2237 – file a complaint against the new large scale commercial company “Avaton water”on the Holy Mountain

In post 2233 I informed our readers about the new -large scale- mineral water factory, that recently is build on the hills above Simonospetras by the Macedonian Bottling Company. This company started to build a factory in 2021 with the … Continue reading

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2236 – Athos monks pray for peace and the cessation of the war in Ukrain

According to this source – Orthodoxtimes.com – every day the monks of two Athos-monasteries “made prayers and supplications to the Theotokos for the protection of the oppressed and desperate brothers -due to the war”. In the article a Youtube footage … Continue reading

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2235 – In search of Virginia Somers’ lost letter

William Dalrymple is a famous writer who works and lives in India. One of his books, From the Holy Mountain, contains a chapter about the monastery of Iviron. In that chapter Dalrymple informs the reader about the avaton, the rule … Continue reading

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