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2203 – After the Corona lock-down: Athos reopens partially from May 11th 2021

Finally some good news: Orthodoxia News Agency has just reported that the Holy Mountain will again receive pilgrims from tomorrow, May 11, 2021. The lock-down period ends today, May 10th. However, there are restrictions: for each monastery ten diamonitiria/visitors, for … Continue reading

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2198 – Vaccinations have started on Mount Athos (20-3-2021)

A Coast Guard boat delivered the first 400 doses of the Pfizer vaccine to Mount Athos on Friday, March 19, 2021. The vaccination center was set up in the health center in Karyes. On March 20, 2021, the first 36 … Continue reading

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2193 – Lockdown: update 15/4, now extended until May 10 2021

Update15/4: the lock-down is extended until the 19th of May 2021 update: new extention of the lock-down on the 9st of March: until the 31 th of March 2021! update: new extention of the lock-down on the 1st of March: … Continue reading

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2182 – Sad news: Monk Epifanios of Mylopotamos has died today

Monk, Cook, Winemaker. Rest in Peace. Wim and Herman Voogd

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2181- review of a new Athos book: Encounters on the Holy Mountain – the story of the “Athos” virus

While many of us and the world around us suffer under the terrible consequences of the Covid-19 virus, I am happy to give you some good news. In these hard times I have been reading a book with stories that … Continue reading

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2176 – 30 years FoMA: a promising new Athos book is published!

Already one month ago a reader of our weblog Bart Janssens announced that the publication of a new book could be expected soon (see his comment in ‘About’). He described it as a beautiful new book with stories, testimonies and … Continue reading

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2171 – earthquake on Athos September 27th

Today, Sunday 27/9, a powerful earthquake was felt by the monks on the Agion Oros in the early morning, during the service called “agripnía”. The quake took place about 20 kilometers southwest of Athos and measured 5.2 on the Richter … Continue reading

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2169 – Corona update Athos 24th of September (update 30/9)

Since our last post from August 6th in 2160 there was no news from Athos, concerning the pandemic. But two days ago Romfea.gr reported that an outbreak of Covid-19 occured in the Agiou Paulou monastery (in English read more here). … Continue reading

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2162 – Zoom meeting for children with elder Ephraim of Vatopedi

In these special “Corona”-times even monasteries on the Holy Mountain adapt to the modern ways of communication. The online magazine Pemptousia is organizing tomorrow, on Saturday 22 August from 10 am to 12.30 pm a “3rd internet meeting (in Greek) … Continue reading

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2160 – the coronavirus is once again troubling Athos

While everywhere in the world the amount of corona infections is on the rise again, also more measures against the spreading of the virus are being taken on Athos, so tells us Othodoxtimes on August 6th: At Mount Athos only … Continue reading

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