Category Archives: people

1878 – the closing down of a leading Athos blog: Agioretikes Mnimes – Athos Memories by Keliotes

On the 21th of December 2016 my good friend Giannis Kontsiotis  – also called Keliotes – decided to close down his Athos weblog because of his age and health issues. He started with this blog, and later changed to Agioretikes … Continue reading

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1855 – Dutch monks on Athos

Sofar we discovered three Dutch monks who lived on the Holy Mountain. All three in Karakalou: Pachomios, K.  and someone unknown. This is the story of fourth Dutchman on Athos, Hilarion of Xeropotamou. Guestmonk Pachomios here in the garden of … Continue reading

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1854 – A meeting with an unknown Russian wandering monk (бродячая монах)?

(Picture by Raymond Geldermans, July 1960) In July 1960, when Raymond Geldermans pilgrimated from Iviron to Pantocrator he found a uninhabited house. In its neighbourhood he saw two monks. One of them was Russian. They started talking. The monk didn’t … Continue reading

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1847 – The story of a young Dutchman

In the summer holidays of 1994 one of the pupils of Dutch teacher Raymond Geldermans made a big decision. It was a hot summer in the Netherlands. Nelson Mandela had just become the first black president in South Africa. The … Continue reading

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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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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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