Category Archives: Orthodoxy

2136 – a winning documentary about Elder Joseph the Hesychast and Athos

On Wednesday evening, April 29, 2020, the organizers of the 13th Annual London Greek Film Festival announced the winners of the Odysseus Awards, the ceremony of which will be broadcast online in mid-May, due to the government directives regarding the … Continue reading

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2035 – The number of Russians visiting Mount Athos has fallen

MOSCOW, December 3. /TASS/. The number of Russians visiting Mount Athos, where an Orthodox monastic community functions under the jurisdiction of the Patriarchate of Constantinople, has fallen as a result of the dispute between the Russian Orthodox Church and Constantinople, … Continue reading

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2025 – The official point of view of the Russian Orthodox Church about Mount Athos

This is what Metropolitan Hilarion, head of the Moscow Patriarchate department for external church relations of the Russian Orthodox Church has to say about Mount Athos in an interview with the BBC on the 17th of October 2018: –  After … Continue reading

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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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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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1826 – Prince Charles and orthodoxy explained

Prince Charles in 2004 burning a candle at a funeral in Colciu, a Romanian settlement near Vatopedi (Photo: pemptousia.ro). Read here why Charles is so occupied with orthodoxy and Athos. (thanks to Gerard Koolschijn and friend). Herman Voogd

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1734 – a new Agios Paisios icon

In a shop in Agnostou Stratiotou (near Dimitriou church) in Thessaloniki, I found this beautiful large Agios Paisios icon, situated in an Athonite landscape.  Wim, 18/7

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1448 – Sant Atanasio in Rome

When I was in Rome this summer I saw this church, San Atanasio, one of the Orthodox churchfathers, not to be mistaken with Athanasius the Athonite. It is not an Orthodox church. The church is associated with the Greek Byzantine … Continue reading

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1435 – Orthodox flag?

The two headed eagle flag in the Protaton Church in the capital of Mount Athos KaryesThe yellow eagle flag on the Esfigmenou monastery with the black flag which represents the resistance of the monks against Patriarch Bartholomew who stands for … Continue reading

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1321 – the cave of Athanasius

More then five years ago I expressed my wish to visit the cave of the founder of the Lavra monastery (see 116, the text at that time was still in Dutch). In 2011 I finally had a change to go … Continue reading

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