Category Archives: 08 Xiropotamou

2294 – After the festivities of a thousand years of Athos (1963). Part 3

The next two days Ger and Jan would walk the entire west side of Athos. They left from Paulou via Dionysiou and Grigoriou to Simonos Petras.  In Dionysiou they studied the famous frescoes. Here is traveling companion Jan sitting in … Continue reading

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2275 – photo’s and etchings of 19 monasteries from 1904

On this commercial Russian website (sviatogora.com) I found old images from (almost) all Athos monasteries. There is also a translation in English. They claim that the old photo’s amd etchings of the 19 monateries are all from1904, but I was … Continue reading

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2259 – the Abbots of all Athos monasteries

Our dear Athos friend Vasílis de Grote publishes very interesting information about Athos on Facebook. With his permission I have reproduced this list of abbots, hegoúmenos in Greek, which he published on 12 February. The reason for starting this list … Continue reading

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2246 – Xiropotamou monastery: the phiale and the exo-narthex – part 3

I started my story of a visit to Xiropotamou in 2019 February this year, with an photo essay of the outside walls and drone footage (post 2234). In the next post – part 2 – I payed attention to the … 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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2234 – Xiropotamou monastery – part 1

In post 2204 I published the hike from Dafni to Xiropotamou. Today we take a look at the outside of the monastery and the surrounding area. First I walked with my camera to the South West wall: On the left … Continue reading

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2205 – postcards from Athos: part one

Sending a postcard home was in former days a way to let friends and family know where you have been and a pilgrimage to Athos is no exception to this tradition. As early as 1905 the first postcards from Athos … Continue reading

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2204 – the hike from Dafni to Xiropotamou

In 1980 I visited the Holy Mountain for the first time and Ivíron was the first monastery I stayed in. Thirtynine years later I finally visited the last monastery of the 20, Xiropotamou. Although the monastery is easy to reach … Continue reading

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2185 – the Dutch photographer Cas Oorthuys and Athos in 1957-2

The second contact print from the Cas Oorthuys files in the Dutch photo museum contains pictures of Karyes, the Protaton church, and pictures of men (with the writer A. den Doolaard?) on the road with mules, probably going from Karyes … Continue reading

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2154 – Athos art from Greek painter Baloukos

Today I will receive three icon from Athos that I bought on Catawiki, two of them painted by father Antoniou from Skiti Agia Anna, from who I bought my first icon from Agios Georgios in 2012. To find some more … Continue reading

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