Category Archives: 10 Docheiariou

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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1973 – Autochromes by Stéphane Passet

In the turbulent year of 1913 Stéphane Passet made this autochrome of the Russian monastery of Panteleimonos. Stéphane François Marie Passet (1875-1941) was an amateur photographer and appointed operator on behalf of the Archives de la Planète (Archives of the Planet). … 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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1830 – Athos in French magazine L’Illustration 1920 (2)

In December 1920 the French magazine L’Illustration published two articles about mount Athos, in post 1829 I showed you the images from the Noel-Christmas publication from december 4th 1920. Today I will present the pictures and watercolors from the magazine … Continue reading

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1787 – Twenty monasteries in seven days: Day 7, the last day

This is the last episode of seven of the  Athos trip done by Goulven Le Goff and his brother Ivonig from Rennes, France made in May 2015. They visited all 20 monasteries in one week. Many thanks for their exciting … Continue reading

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1746 – hike: Arsanas Sografou to Docheiariou

On September 26th 2013 we walked this hike of 3,14 km’s in 56 minutes. If you do this hike without stopping (to have a closer look at places of interest and to shoot pictures), you can do this distance in … Continue reading

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1733 – a special room with special memories

In 1980 I went Athos for the first time. After visiting Iviron, Vatopediou and Sografou, we ended up on our last day at Docheiariou. We were offered a room next to beautiful balcony overlooking the Athos coastline. After dinner we met a Greek professor from … Continue reading

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1732 – the oldest tree on Athos ?

Every pilgrim who visited Athos and the Great Lavra monastery is impressed by the two large cypress trees in front of the refectory. The monastery was founded in  963, so the trees might be more than 1000 years old (see … Continue reading

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1642 – Docheiariou: “the Guardians of the Avaton”

Last year I wondered why these pillars were erected on the pier of Docheiariou: On this blog we now see the answer: the bronze statues of archangels Michael and Gabriel, made by Fivos Sargentis , are “protecting the Avaton”! Very … Continue reading

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1520 – old postcards from Athos by J.S. Varsano

Here are some postcards from monasteries and a skete dating the beginning of the last century (1906) PanteleimonDocheiariouSkiti Andreou, sent 1915 (without the main church, the situation before 1900)SografouVatopediou Wim, 9/3

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