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1948 – article in Greek newspaper Ethnos about your webmaster and Athosweblog.com by Maria Ritzaleou

Soon after our last year’s pilgrimage I got in contact with Maria Ritzaleou, a Greek journalist who read our weblog and who wanted to interview me about my reasons and motives to visit the Holy Mountain and why I have … Continue reading

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1943 – Prince Charles on Athos?

Prince Charles and his wife Camilla visited Greece this summer. Their plane landed on Corfu July 26 th. After a stay in the Rothschild’ villa on the island of Corfu, they left on board of a luxury yacht.The luxurious yacht is … Continue reading

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1942 – Kuwaiti scientists discover Arabic manuscripts in Athos

A Kuwait University team has discovered rare manuscripts written in Arabic at Mount Athos. The scientific mission, which included history Professors Dr Abdulhadi Al Ajmi and Dr Mohammad Al Marzouqi, visited Athos monasteries and libraries.The Kuwaiti team visiting father Filemon from Profiti … Continue reading

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1930 – a new danger: the “Killer Tree Monk”

This is what Father Eusebios Christofi from Nea Skiti shared with us last Monday on Facebook: the Killer Tree Monk!The fig tree of Father Eusebiow is injected by the “Killer Tree Monk” with some kind of chemical, because the tree … Continue reading

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1888 – body of missing Ukrainian monk found near Filotheou

In post 1882 I reported about the winter conditions on Athos and I showed you beautiful pictures of Athos in the snow. On January 30th on the internet the sad news appeared that the snowstorms on Athos took the life of … Continue reading

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1887 – Esfigmenou: Saloniki court sentences zelotes

Penalty of 20 years imprisonment imposed by the Mixed Jury Court of Thessaloniki to the abbot of the Old Brotherhood of the Holy Monastery Esfigmenou of Mount Athos, as well as in another monk of the same brotherhood on the incidents … Continue reading

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1879 -photo essay about Athos in The Guardian

Today this photo essay about Athos is published by The Guardian, with nice photos by Rick Findler.Wim, 5/1 (and, ofcourse, a happy New Year!, and thanks GJ)

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