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2171 – earthquake on Athos

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

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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2158 – news about the struggle between the two parties of Esfigmenou monastery

The news arrived that on July 8th the Greek Surpreme Court has finally settled legal issue surrounding the schismatic brotherhood of Esfigmenou monastery on Athos, known for its “Orthodoxy or Death” banners. The Court rejected the appeal filed by the … Continue reading

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2150 – Athos reopens its borders for 60 pilgrims and allows hiking again

Yesterday the news arrived at this site that from now on the Pilgrim’s Office will issue a total of 60 diamoniterion’s a day to pilgrims and up to 20 visitors and pilgrims per day will be allowed to visit each … Continue reading

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2144 – June 12th: fire on Cape Arapis

Latest news 13/6: the fire is under control now, but the extinguishing work continues. The fire covers 700-800 acres. In the afternoon of Friday, June 12, at the location of Cape Arapis, a forest fire broke out. The flames were … Continue reading

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2142 – 9th of June 2020: a milestone, one million views !

I know, it is just a number. But we have 1.000.000 views. Unbelieveable. We started our weblog in 2006, first on a Dutch host, and in the beginning I didn’t count the limited number of views we had in the … Continue reading

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2139 – a goodbye to a fellow pilgrim: Peter Ariese 17-4-1959 / 25-5-2020

This weblog started in 2006, just for a couple of friends, who decided to join me on a pilgrimage to the Holy Mountain. In the 14 years that past, many special friends followed and the weblog grew to something bigger … Continue reading

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2128 – breaking news: a landslide destroyed the road between Karyes and Dafni

Update 15/4: On 13th April, Mount Athos peninsula was declared a state of emergency by a decision by the Governor of Central Macedonia, Apostolos Tzitzikostas – information from Romfea.gr. What this will mean for visitors to Athos in the coming … Continue reading

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