Tag Archives: Serail

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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1852 – Skiti Andreou by Gerard Koolschijn

Photo by Gerard Koolschijn: Sk. Andreou, the red chapel,  in 1970 with Dutch writer Nicolaas Matsier (Tjit Reinsma) sitting on the stairs of the katholicon. Dutch writer and translater Gerard Koolschijn wrote in his autobiographical novel Geen Sterveling Weet how … Continue reading

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1851 – The Russian skulls of skiti Andreou

When Raymond Geldermans travelled to the Holy Mountain in 1972 and in 1982 he found the skiti of Andreou, alias the Serail, completely in ruins. As Wim recently pointed out in recent posts the skiti still has its ruins. But … Continue reading

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1845 – skiti Andreou September 2015

In this post I will show you some pictures from the backside of skiti Andreou, where not many people go. The pictures are from our last pilgrimage in September last year.The plan of skiti Andreou or Serail: A. Entrance B. Athonias … Continue reading

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982 – postcards of Skiti Andreou – Serail

Today I found this postcard of Skiti Andreou without the church, that was used for the first time on June 16th 1900. On the back of this postcard it says 1917, but this picture must have been taken long before … Continue reading

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