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2005 – An African King from the Ivory Coast has been baptised Greek Orthodox

Tribal King Tchiffi Zae Jean Gervais from the Ivory Coast has been baptised Greek Orthodox by a monk at the Monastery of Koutloumousiou in June 2018.  Photo taken at Kaliagra arsanas by theorthodoxchurch.info. More here. Herman Voogd

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2002 – two consecutive fires in two days near Chilandariou

Another fire broke out yesterday on Mt. Athos near the Serbian Chilandariou Monastery, reports orthochristian.com. This is the second day in a row for such news. Yesterday a fire broke out in the early afternoon on Wednesday (6/6) and was … Continue reading

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1997 – a tragic and fatal accident on the Holy Mountain

Our reader Konstantinos Prigkipakis let us know in a comment that on May 1st shortly after 11 o’clock, a tragic accident happened on Athos. The 62-year old anesthetist George Karantinos from Heraklion Crete fell from a cliff in an inaccessible area … Continue reading

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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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