Tag Archives: 2016

1731 – Russia: the 2016 celebrations on Athos

Panteleimonos in Oktober 2014Panteleimonos in 1986 In 2016 the Russians will celebrate the 1000 years presence on Mount Athos. Building and renovation activities are in full progress: Panteleimonos and Bogoroditsa/Xilourgou will regain their old ‘grandeur’, as Patriarch Kirill of Moscow said … Continue reading

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1512 – The Ruins of Roussikon

Every time I sail pass or visit the Panteleimon monastery I am intrigued by the large complex of buildings that are in ruins. So again  a post. See also 1437 en 901.        It is said that the … Continue reading

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1511 – Xylourgou or Bogoroditsa

In post 1505 we told you about the coming millenium of the Russian presence on Athos in 2016 and the plan to restore the old Russian properties, including Xilourgou, the settlement of the Assumption of Our Lady. Plan of Xylourgou (Google … Continue reading

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895 – Paleo monastiro / Old Rossikon

Maybe old news but here are some recent pictures of Old Rossikon. Moscow, 3 October 2008 (Interfax): Over the next two or three years, more than 20 million euros (714.935 million roubles. 27.56 million USD. 15.535 million UK pounds) shall … Continue reading

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