Category Archives: Bogoroditsa/Xylourgou

1881 – Album du Mont Athos 1913

A very nice photo album made by hieromonk Stephanou in 1913. A very complete account in photo’s of monasteries and sketes. Stephanou lived in a cell (kellion) in Karyes dedicated to the apostle Thomas:Here are some more photos from this … Continue reading

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1820 – Russian documentary: “A thousand years on Mount Athos”

This recent documentary from 2016 in Russian show us the main Russian settlements on Mount Athos. As predicted the renovation activities are well on its way in 2015, to be prepared for the celebrations in 2016 and the long expected … Continue reading

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1731 – Russia: the 2016 celebrations on Athos

Panteleimonos in Oktober 2014Panteleimonos in 1986 In 2016 the Russians will celebrate the 1000 years presence on Mount Athos. Building and renovation activities are in full progress: Panteleimonos and Bogoroditsa/Xilourgou will regain their old ‘grandeur’, as Patriarch Kirill of Moscow said … Continue reading

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1524 – hike Bogoroditsa – Vatopedi / Athonias

In the late afternoon I had to walk back from Bogoroditsa to Vatopedi: most of the time I could walk over monopati’s, but also over dirt roads. The distance is 5.34 km and it took me 56 minutes, with a totall … Continue reading

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1517 – Siromahki or Kaviotes back on Athos?

In post 559 I introduced you to the siromahki or kaviotes, the wandering monks who inhabited Mount Athos at the beginning of last century, when approximately ten-thousend men lived on the penisula. Some of them lived in extreme poverty and … Continue reading

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1511 – Xylourgou or Bogoroditsa

In post 1505 we told you about the coming millenium of the Russian presence on Athos in 2016 and the plan to restore the old Russian properties, including Xilourgou, the settlement of the Assumption of Our Lady. Plan of Xylourgou (Google … Continue reading

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1184 – Bogoroditsa or Xylourgou

Our reader Stephan Bakker showed us this short film of Skiti Bogoroditsa or Xylourgou. …film is no longer available 1/2014… See more here: Wim, 6/2

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