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2231 – progress of the new building in Karyes

Vasilis sent us these two recent pictures from the centre of Karyes, where the large new construction gets its final shape. The pictures are stills from a short video footage, made by Ruslan Pylipko today (26-1). Look at the snow … Continue reading

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2230 – the Amafli tower: a unique drone footage

As a follow up of post 2228: here are two drone footages from 5-5-2021 Wim Voogd, 16-1-2022

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2229 – earthquakes near Athos Sunday 16th of January 2022

Monk Theodosios reported to me that earthquakes were felt on Athos today. “They occured in the sea south of the monastic community, some 33 km from Karyes, and had a magnitude of 5.4. The quake even rattled Attica, 225 kilometers … Continue reading

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2228 – spectacular drone photo’s of the Amalfi tower

The Amalfi or Morfonou Tower is what remains of the old monastery of Amalfinon, one of the first major monasteries of Mount Athos, founded in the 10th century by seven monks from Amalfi, Italy. The monastery -and the tower- was built … Continue reading

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2227 – snow on Athos 12-01-2022

One of the monks on Athos that I follow on Facebook is Prodromos Grigoriatis. He lives in Karyes and last year he was the first who shared the news with us about the new large building that is constucted in … Continue reading

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2226 – photos from buildings to be renovated in Dafni

One of our readers Vlado Bespalov was so kind share the pictures he took in October 2021 of the buildings belonging Simonospetras in Dafni. The are to be renovated and the work is already in progress: The old buildings in … Continue reading

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2225 – a new Athos painting by Christos Baloukos

Last Saturday 11th of December my friend Christos Baloukos from Athens surprized me with his latest oil painting, that he published on Facebook (30×40 cm). The painting is made from a picture I took in 2013 at Esfigmenou monastery. In … Continue reading

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2224 – Father Makarios from Maroudá is vaccinated

Father Makarios from Maroudá kellion, 70 years old, one of the most hospitable and friendly monks of the Holy Mountain, was infected with COVID-19 this summer and luckily survived the severe effects of the Corona virus, although he approched death, … Continue reading

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2223 – Corona on Mount Athos: update 8 / 08-05-2022

Update 8 – 08/05/2022: our Athos friend Vasilis visited Athos during Easter. From his Facebookpage we learn that although in Greece most corona measures have been abolished, a quick Covid test still is mandatory before entering the Pilgrims Bureau (Grafio) … Continue reading

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2222 – new Athos documentary expected soon: Where are you, Adam? 

On Youtube you can see the official trailer of an Ukraine documentary (1h 20 min), made by director Alexander Zaporoshchenko and produced by Alexander Pliska. The project started in 2005 in Docheiariou monastery, with the blessing of the now deceased … Continue reading

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