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1858 – Death in the Serail

The Russian period in the Serail ended in a sad way because there came no fresh blood from the Soviet Union. It is described in various posts in the blog, for instance here.The tomb of the founder of the skete: Hegumen … Continue reading

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1780 – Athonian aqueducts

The most beautiful aqueduct on the Athos peninsula is the one that leads to the monastery of Simonaspetras.                                     The Russian pilgrim Barsky made a nice drawing in 1744 of the monastery and the aqueduct. On the right image the … Continue reading

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1759 – A morning walk to the ruins of the Athonite Academy. Day one, part two.

A large group of pilgrims just arrived at the guesthouse and we didn’t want to interfere or wait for hospitality after our wobbly boat trip. So we took a quick Greek coffee from a coffee machine in the old guesthouse … Continue reading

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1111 – Athonite academy

On our trip in 2009 I saw for the first time the 18th century ruins of the Athonite Academy close to Vatopedi. This school was intended to become the principal centre for higher education for all Greek speaking people . … Continue reading

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