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2148 – random photos and articles in chronological order – no 3

1925 nr 1 In post 1418 we told the story of “Agathon the Fool”, here on a photo in Kavsokalivia. He was a simple layman who lived in abandoned monastic cells during the decades of the 1920’s and 1930’s. 1925 … Continue reading

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2147 – random photos and articles in chronological order – no 2

11. 1903 Photo by monk Gavriil from Panteleimonos, made on August 21, 1903, with a “revealing” image of the Mother of God (on the left). The photo was published in a Greek newspaper at that time. It still remains a … Continue reading

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2146 – random photos and articles in chronological order – no 1

As you probably know, I occasionally roam the internet looking for Athos photos or publications. Today I found some time to show you some of my findings, beginning with the oldest: 1668 This is a page from a Dutch book, … Continue reading

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2143 – The Athos travel of Antoon Erftemeijer in 1988

The Dutch curator, visual artist and art historian, Antoon Erftemeijer (1954), visited Athos in the spring of the year 1988. It was his only visit to the Holy Mountain until now.He has a lifelong fascination for holy places and cloisters. … Continue reading

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2118 – Mount Athos closed from tomorrow 20-03 till March 30th for all visitors except workers and professionals

For the latest news about this topic read the Comments! 19-03 Mount Athos closes tomorrow for all visitors except workers and professionals until March 30th. ___________________________________________________________________________________________Yesterday, 16th of March, a 50-year-old Italian pilgrim, who developed cough and fever, was transported … Continue reading

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2016 – Chilandariou: a walk around the monastery

In this photo survey we will take a closer look at the Serbian monastery Chilandariou (or Hilandar).  My last stay in this monastery dates from 1997, some time before the dramatic fire of 2004.  I clearly remember the bats flying … Continue reading

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2003 – Aural icons of Orthodoxy

Aural icons of Orthodoxy, that is what the semantrons of Mount Athos are. Despite the differences between the monasteries and sketes they have several things in common. Among them the semantron, an essential tool to announce to call the monks … Continue reading

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2002 – two consecutive fires in two days near Chilandariou

Another fire broke out yesterday on Mt. Athos near the Serbian Chilandariou Monastery, reports orthochristian.com. This is the second day in a row for such news. Yesterday a fire broke out in the early afternoon on Wednesday (6/6) and was … Continue reading

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1968 – The miraculous vine of St. Simeon at Chilandariou by Cuville in 1918

This autochrome (1918) by Fernando Cuville shows a small part the Katholikon of Chilandariou on the left, the famous vine of St. Simeon is growing in the direction of the well. In the background the clock and the bell tower. … Continue reading

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1937 – May 2017: the flight over Athos

This year I booked a flight above the peninsula of Athos to take aerial pictures. Because of busy times at  work I was not able to sort out all the pictures, that’s why it took some time to share them with … Continue reading

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