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1627 – new ‘discovery’ on Athos: the forgotten kelli of Agiou Onoufriou

Athos keeps surprizing me! After the ‘discovery’of the abandoned kelli Timiou Stavrou in 1986, that has been inhabited now since 5 years by Father David, I thought I’d seen all forgotten and deserted settlements. When I visited Filotheou in the … Continue reading

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1529 – Many crafts on holy ground

These following pictures are made in the years 1860-70 when the Russian monastery of Panteleimonos was inhabited by large numbers of monks. The estimate is that, at that time,  more then 1500 monks lived in the monastery and the surrounding … 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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1505 – Prime minister Medvedev and Patriarch Kirill talk about Panteleimonos

On January 24, 2014, the Public Board of Guardians of the Athonite Monastery of St. Panteleimon held a meeting. It was chaired Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev and His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. The leaders of the … Continue reading

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1502 – Whittemore and Pratt are supporting the Russians in 1923

Thomas Whittemore (1871-1950), on the left on the photo, was an active member of the Committee for the Relief of War Refugees in Russia and the Society for Relief Work among the Orphan Children of Russia. The goal of these … Continue reading

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1446 – Athos in a Dutch newspaper 100 years ago: September 11th 1913

This newspaper article dates exactly 100 years ago today. It discribes the turbulent times Mount Athos was in at that time. Translation in English: The monks of Mount Athos The issue of the protectorate over the monks republic Athos is … Continue reading

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1445 – Mylonas: Atlas of Athos, part 2: Panteleimon monastery

This substantial three-part work, published in 2000, provides a topographical, architectural and photographic record and survey of each Byzantine and Orthodox monastery on Mount Athos in Greece. The results of the long-term project are published in three fascicules. The first … Continue reading

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1427 – Panteleimonos changed fast begin 20th century

This is the Russian monastery of Panteleimonos in app. 1870- 1890. The building are there but it looks smaller that the recent situation. No clocktower and no seaside guesthouse. This print is one of the first images of the monastery.Then … Continue reading

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1425 – Russians begin 20th century

These pictures are made in a photostudio probably in Skiti Andreou in a time that many Russians inhabited the peninsula. The glass negatives are from roundabout 1900 before the Russian revolution. After that event the population of Russians on Athos … Continue reading

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1417 – Athos 100 years ago in Dutch newspapers: 24 July 1913, riots on Athos!

21 January 1913: The Athos-mountain: Reuter has heard that the representatives of the major powers that Athos will become an independent “religious republic”. 7 February 1913- Reuter The monks of Mount Athos – Monks of the Mount Athos protested against the intention … Continue reading

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