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2231 – progress of the new building in Karyes

Vasilis sent us these two recent pictures from the centre of Karyes, where the large new construction gets its final shape. The pictures are stills from a short video footage, made by Ruslan Pylipko today (26-1). Look at the snow … Continue reading

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2229 – earthquakes near Athos Sunday 16th of January 2022

Monk Theodosios reported to me that earthquakes were felt on Athos today. “They occured in the sea south of the monastic community, some 33 km from Karyes, and had a magnitude of 5.4. The quake even rattled Attica, 225 kilometers … Continue reading

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2227 – snow on Athos 12-01-2022

One of the monks on Athos that I follow on Facebook is Prodromos Grigoriatis. He lives in Karyes and last year he was the first who shared the news with us about the new large building that is constucted in … Continue reading

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2224 – Father Makarios from Maroudá is vaccinated

Father Makarios from Maroudá kellion, 70 years old, one of the most hospitable and friendly monks of the Holy Mountain, was infected with COVID-19 this summer and luckily survived the severe effects of the Corona virus, although he approched death, … Continue reading

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2223 – Corona on Mount Athos: update 6 / 26-1-2022

Update 6 – 26/01/2022: according to this source http://www.voria.gr/ six monks of the monastery of Filotheou have lost their lives from coronavirus complications, while almost the entire fraternity is unvaccinated. The monastery is in quarantine and it still has dozens … Continue reading

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2212 – new building activities in the centre of Karyes

The first time I visited Karyes in 1980 I saw, if I remember correctly, that there was still an old building opposite of the Protaton bell tower, next to the chapel of Ag. Nikolaos and the graveyard, here visible on … Continue reading

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

Update 25/06, thanks to our reader Japetus: For the time being, no covid vaccination certificate, private pcr test, selftest etc. are accepted to enter Athos.All visitors -with no exception whatsoever- are required prior to receiving their diamoniteria to undertake a … 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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