Category Archives: news

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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1843 – Articles about Athos and Putin in Time Magazine and The Spectator

Time Magazine 12-19 September 2016: an article about the pilgrimage of Putin to Athos May this year and about the role of Orthodoxy in the present Russian governement and society (available at your local bookshop or Blendle). Here an article … Continue reading

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1841 – 31th August: 10th anniversery Athos weblog

Stavronikita: first weblog header – 2007 Ten years ago we started this weblog for the group of pilgrims that planned a visit to Holy Mountain (Jaap, Harry, Douwe, Fanta, Jitze, Herman and Wim), not realizing that 10 years later the weblog has … Continue reading

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1838 – Russian Mt Athos climber found safe and sound

1500 meter A 55-year-old Russian national reported missing last Thursday after embarking on a climb of Mount Athos in northern Greece with a group of other mountaineering enthusiasts was found on Saturday safe and in good health. Panaghia shelter at … Continue reading

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1825 – Drone over Panteleimonos monastery

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