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2126 – Roaming around the Great Lavra

After our arrival at the Great Lavra, we sat and rested for a while at the archondiriki. We had walked the kalderimi from Prodromou. We received the hospitality gratefully; fresh water, Greek coffee and loukoumi. Four impressions taken directly from … Continue reading

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2034 – Athos: a history lesson

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1976 – Around the Protaton

After our walk to Koutloumousiou we could finally enter the Protaton. This is the oldest church (10th century but repaired in the 13th century) and the most important church on Athos. The church is dedicated to the Dormition of the … Continue reading

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1713 – Athos book from Poland 1908

On Europeana I found this complete book by X. Marcin Czerminski T. J. called Na górze Athos wśród mniszej republiki (The monastic republic of Mount Athos) in Polish. Here are some interesting photographs: This is again a photo of the … Continue reading

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1536 – An unexpected detour to Athanasius’ source

Before dawn we sat in a small bus, in front of Lavra. It could seat probably 10 men. The vehicle was fully packed. Mainly Romanian churchmen, all very well dressed in impeccable clean robes, shampooed hair, well-trimmed beards and odors … Continue reading

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1387 – Athanasius well

The well of Athanasius in app. 1875 is situated on the road to Lavra. Saint Athanasius the Athonite, is considered the founder of cenobitic monasticism on Mount Athos. Born in Trapezont, he led the ascetic life first in Olympus of … Continue reading

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699 – The tomb of Athanasius

The tomb (or grave) of saint Athanasios, founder of Lavra is in the Katholikon of this monastery. Never saw a picture of it because the monks are probably against it to let it be photographed. This image is from the … Continue reading

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420 – Russian icon 17th century

Top left corner Athanasios the Athonite (10th century) founder of Lavra. At the bottom John the Forerunner. On his right St. Demetrios of Thessaloniki. 83,5 x 66,5 cm private collection. Compare the head of John the Forerunner (Prodromus) with the … Continue reading

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