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1672 – Prince Charles visiting Romanian kelli in 2000 and 2004

Prince Charles occasionally visits the Holy Mountain and especially Vatopedi (269, 944 and 1021). On the internet I found this picture of Charles visiting the Elder Dionysios of the Romanian St. Georges kelli called Colciu on April 19th 2000. After a long … Continue reading

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1652 – the kelli Timiou Stavrou of father David – 1

In post 1300 I showed you our visit to this large former Ukrain kelli in 2012. Father David insisted to pay another visit to his kelli and on September 2nd 2014 we finally had the chance to see him again. It … Continue reading

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1629 – the forgotten kelli of Agiou Onoufriou: part 3

In this post  I will share the remaining pictures I shot on September 4th. I hope that the building and its beautiful murals, icons and iconostasis will be preserved and that somebody will take the initiative to save it! The church building … Continue reading

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1628 – the forgotten kelli of Agiou Onoufriou: the interior

In post 1627  I showed you the exterior of the “forgotten” kelli of Agiou Onoufriou. Today I will show the pictures I took inside. The backdoor was not locked but could simply be opened by removing an iron wire. The … Continue reading

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1627 – new ‘discovery’ on Athos: the forgotten kelli of Agiou Onoufriou

Athos keeps surprizing me! After the ‘discovery’of the abandoned kelli Timiou Stavrou in 1986, that has been inhabited now since 5 years by Father David, I thought I’d seen all forgotten and deserted settlements. When I visited Filotheou in the … Continue reading

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1623 – Live blog Athos 2014-5

Soon more pictures of this deserted Russian kellion Agios Onoufriou from 1881 (near Filotheou). Wim, 5/9

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1528 – Nelios and Megali Sara

Arriving at the kellion Nelios we found nobody there. The kellion consists of a couple of houses on a plateau. The main house is restored not too long ago. We saw a new roof, walls and wood work. We had … Continue reading

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1519 – The marvelous marble path to the chapel of Agios Nelios/Nilos

Can a man fall in love with a path? The closest you can get is walking the paths of Mount Athos. The beauty lies not in their youth.  These paths are ancient. They plunge you into history.  They make you … Continue reading

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1484 – the kelli of Father Nectarios

Father Nectarios is in his eightees and arrived on Athos in 1982. He runs his kelli on his own and on the day we arrived he had two Greek workmen employed. He is the caretaker of the abandoned skiti Dimitriou. … Continue reading

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1477 – fire destroyes main building at Kelli Agiou Artemiou / Provata

Fire Tuesday 26th of November 2013 (foto thanks to Keliotes blog). It looks like the main building was totally destroyed by the fire. Nobody was hurt, but the damage to the building might be up to € 500.000. This is not … Continue reading

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