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2133 – Χριστός ἀνέστη in 2020! Christos Anesti! Christ is Risen!

It must be one of most exceptional Easter celebrations on The Holy Mountain. For the first time (ever?) no pilgrims attended the services because of the Corona lock down in the world. I remember the year 1986, 34 years ago … Continue reading

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2128 – breaking news: a landslide destroyed the road between Karyes and Dafni

Update 15/4: On 13th April, Mount Athos peninsula was declared a state of emergency by a decision by the Governor of Central Macedonia, Apostolos Tzitzikostas – information from Romfea.gr. What this will mean for visitors to Athos in the coming … Continue reading

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2020 – a sneak preview of the 2018 pilgrimage and news from Athos

From the monastery of Simonospetras, where we could sleep for two nights thanks to monk T., I will show a few images that I shot the last three days: The cave/old boat house from 1853 at arsanas Prodromou News item: … Continue reading

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2019 – Helicopter crash in 2004

Today, 14 years ago , a fatal helicopter crash happened just outside the coast of Sithonia peninsula. Everyone on board died. The Chinook helicopter from the Greek army was on its way to Mount Athos, probably to the Heli platform … Continue reading

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1961 – tonight: Saint Niklas evening in the Netherlands

Tonight all children (and many adults) celebrate the feast of Sinterklaas, the Dutch version of the old Byzantine saint Agios Nicolaos, who died on the 6th of December 342- 1675 years ago. A good reason to burn a candle for … Continue reading

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1904 – ΧΡΙΣΤΟΣ ΑΝΕΣΤΗ / Christos Anesti!

Easter liturgy in the Protaton in 1958, photographed by Chrysostomus Dahm, who published them in 1959 in his book Athos, Berg der Verklärung.Gouverneur Konstantopoulos and Protos Nathanael in the ProtatonThe ending of the Easter ceremonies: a meeting in the Iera Kinotis … Continue reading

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1880 – a white Christmas on Athos

Father Eusebios from Nea Skite posted these photo’s today on his Facebook with this text: “No need to dream, we have our white Christmas, wow”! Thanks Father Eusebios for sharing these beautiful photo’s! Wim Voogd, 7/1

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1822 – Putin on Mount Athos

Stills from the live coverage on You Tube of the Putin visit to the Protaton, Karyes today.President Vladimir Putin and Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos Putin standing in the throne for ‘Patriarchs, Monarchs and Tsars’ in the Protaton church. Herman Voogd

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1779 – Russians 1000 years on Athos

The almost completely restored Russian monastery of Panteleimonos will be the place where the festivities 1016 – 2016 will take place. The first Russian monastery on Mount Athos was founded during the rule of Holy Prince Vladimir. The earliest written … Continue reading

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1773 – Happy New Year!

We wish you a Happy New Year with the hope that you will have many blessings in the year to come. Our wish for 2016: be tolerant to others, this promises a brighter tomorrow, rich with the blessings of love, joy, warmth, … Continue reading

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