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2137 – a close look at Agiou Paulou monastery 2

As my brother Herman described in his post 2097 about the monastery of Agiou Paulou, the monastery was already mentioned in the Typicon of 1046. That makes the monastery one of the oldest monasteries on the Holy Mountain. But why … Continue reading

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2089 – discovery of female remains in a chapel near Pantocratoros

Today this article is published in The Guardian, about recent finds under the floor of the chapel of St Athanasios, just outside the walls of the monastery. It looks like the bones they found are that small, that they have belonged … Continue reading

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2086 – Agiou Paulou monastery: the pavilion of Princess Mara

One of the more physical proofs that there has been a woman on Athos is the Pavilion of Princess Mara, born in 1416 and a daughter of a Serbian monarch Đurađ (George) Branković . She married Ottoman Sultan Murad II for … Continue reading

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1965 – The little chapel at Lavra

Little Chapel near the trapeza (refectory) at Lavra monastery dedicated to the Panaghia. Strange animals at the bottom of the pillars. This is the situation in 2017.Monk in front of the same chapel in 1917. The rope to lower the … Continue reading

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1892 – arsanas Filotheou

In 2015 we hiked 7,5 km’s from Iviron to Karakalou, passing Mylopotamos, arsanas Filotheou and later, arsanas Karakalou. Today I will present to you the pictures I took from arsanas Filotheou (see in the red dot above) and the small … Continue reading

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1850 – Andreou: “the old chapel”

Today we take a closer look at this extraordinary building (letter J on the plan – see last post 1849). Most visitors pass this building and don’t pay attention to it because it’s old, partly in ruins and it has … Continue reading

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1802 – Maroudá: the interior

Jan Paul ten Bruggencate has been a frequent visitor in the kelli Maroudá. He offered to show us around in the premises and to be our guide.The wooden entrance to main building of Maroudá, with the chapel on the right.The … Continue reading

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1714 – the Saint George chapel near Morfonou

As mentioned before in other posts on this weblog, Athos keeps surprizing me with unknown places and buildings, like this small chapel of St. George. According to the Rumenian Pemptousia website the chapel lies on a half an hour climb from … Continue reading

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