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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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1723 – Ascension day

In the Eastern Church this feast is known in Greek as Analepsis, the “taking up”, and also as the Episozomene, the “salvation from on high”, denoting that by ascending into his glory Christ completed the work of our redemption. Ascension … Continue reading

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1711 – Καλό Πάσχα! Καλή Ανάσταση! Kalo Pascha!

This weekend the Orthodox Greek celebrate Easter with the red Pascha eggs! Christos Anesti! Wim and Herman Voogd, 12/4

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1616 – Millennium Celebration On Mount Athos (963 – 1963)

King Paul of Greece (and his son Constantine) walks with Patriarch Athinagora and other religious leaders in Karyes.

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1552 – earthquake nearly hits Athos

This afternoon at 12.25 an earthquake hit 4.2 km SSW of Samothrace, 41.9 km NE of Lemnos with 6.3 on the Richter-scale, followed by another at 12.45 with force 3.3 and some aftershocks of magnitude 4.6. The earthquake happened in the North Anatolian Fault, … Continue reading

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1545 – Athos by Tom Whipple

Tom Whipple is a British journalist who visited Mount Athos  4 times. He wrote an interesting article published in INTELLIGENT LIFE magazine april 2014. Here are some  parts of his writings: “Over four visits here, I have never quite established … Continue reading

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1469 – Docheiariou 26 September 2013: the sound of the semantron and bells

On September 26 this year we ended our Athos trip in Docheiariou, for me it was 33 years ago I visited this monastery. Docheiariou 1980 After it got dark we ended up on a balcony, where this picture was taken … Continue reading

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