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2113 – Water in monasteries, sketes and in Karyes

Many monasteries have their own water source. A place were you can fill your waterbottles. Most sources have nice carved marble slabs, a place to sit and a metal drinking cup on a chain. In the Iviron source a doubleheaded … Continue reading

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2102 – Guest Rooms

Every monastery and skiti have a room were pilgrims are welcomed, most of the time with Greek coffee, water, loukoumi and tsipourou. This guest room in the Russian monastery was only for distinguished pilgrims. The place burned down in the … Continue reading

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2091 – Athos: Feature Documentary from 2016 and a film from an American Athos pilgrim in January 2019

In post 1901 we showed the screener of the German-Austrian documentary film from 2016, “Athos – Im Jenseits dieser Welt”, now also available on YouTube in HD quality with English subtitles (called “Athos – Feature Documentary”). This 95 minutes long … Continue reading

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1998 – Pastoral scenes in Néa Skiti

Olive trees on terraces that lead to Agiou Georgiou as seen from the monopati between Skiti Agiou Anna and Néa Skiti, which was the final destination of the day. The church seems to pop out of the mountain.An overview of … Continue reading

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1821 – more stills from the documentary “A thousand years on Mount Athos”

The documentary I showed you in the last blog (1820) has some interesting scenes from unknown places on Athos. But first I will show you a few stills from Panteleimonos, starting with a picture from an (very) old monk, who … Continue reading

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1811 – ΚΑΛΟ ΠΑΣΧΑ /Happy Easter

“ΑΠΟ ΤΗΝ ΕΥΛΟΓΗΜΕΝΗ ΞΕΝΟΦΩΝΤΙΝΗ ΣΚΗΤΗ ΕΥΧΟΜΑΣΤΕ ΜΕ ΑΓΑΠΗ ΧΡΙΣΤΟΥ ΟΙ ΠΑΤΕΡΕΣ ΤΟΥ ΓΕΡΟΝΤΑ ΝΙΚΩΝΑ ΚΑΛΗ ΑΝΑΣΤΑΣΗ” – Happy (Orthodox) Easter from gerontas Nikon from skiti Xenofontosand from Athosweblog! Wim Voogd, Herman Voogd and Bas Kamps

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1778 – snow on Athos

We get different reports from yesterday, the 18th of January, and today, that Athos was covered by a white blanket of snow (Chilandariou). Father Eugenios (Nea Skiti) sent me this picture, taken from Skiti Xenofontos:The Lavra weather station shot this … Continue reading

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