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1821 – more stills from the documentary “A thousand years on Mount Athos”

The documentary I showed you in the last blog (1820) has some interesting scenes from unknown places on Athos. But first I will show you a few stills from Panteleimonos, starting with a picture from an (very) old monk, who … 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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1813 – Athos: a new film and a new book

Now (Sept. 2019) the film is also available with English subtitles on You Tube: Our reader Vasilis discovered this new documentary about Athos, that is to be released the day after tomorrow (13/5) in Vienna – Austria (Stadtkino im Kuenstlerhaus) and will be shown … Continue reading

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1806 – Athos film German television: Der heilige Berg Athos

This short film (in German) is published on July 24th 2015 by the WDR/Actuelle Stunde -Bustour 2015. The reporter interviews the German monk Theodosius from Simonopetras, who had been living on Athos for more than 30 years. Theodosius takes care … Continue reading

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1788 – To the balcony of Simonos Petras

By viewing this film you will experience how to get up to the balcony of this monastery high up the coastal cliffs. It is 300 meters to the harbour below. Herman Voogd

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1690 – film: Spring on Mount Athos

Have look at this beautiful film published on March 2nd 2015 (9.07 min), made in 2012 by Vladimir Bondarenko about Mount Athos in the spring. Most of the 20 monasteries (f.e. Panteleimonos, Paulou, Stavronikita) are to be seen, including some … Continue reading

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1662 – Moines du Mont-Athos 1953


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1639 – film: the climb to the top of Mount Athos on 18/19 August

A beautiful film in Greek about the mountain and the feast of the Transfiguration on August 18/19: Wim, 3/11

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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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1550 – films: Mt Athos – A Thousand Years are as One Day 1981 / Mount Athos 1980s

An English spoken German film about Athos from 1981, made by Südwestfunk Baden-Baden. A beautiful and insightful documentary about the Orthodox Christian monastic enclave of Mt Athos (Chalkidiki), and the Athonite perspective on the world, spirituality and devotion. Most scenes are … Continue reading

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