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1936 – Esfigmenou, first day, last leg.

The dirt road lingered down, until it finally met the flat and wide dirt road between Chilandariou and its harbour. That busy road, to Athonian standards, is lined with cypresses. Along its way there are so many cypresses, you could … Continue reading

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1917 – The sound of the tálanton at Esfigmenou

This is what we heard when entering the monastery of Esfigmenou after a long walk coming from  the other coast,  from Thibais. The beating on the wooden tálanton is a call for the monks to go to the church. Only … Continue reading

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1887 – Esfigmenou: Saloniki court sentences zelotes

Penalty of 20 years imprisonment imposed by the Mixed Jury Court of Thessaloniki to the abbot of the Old Brotherhood of the Holy Monastery Esfigmenou of Mount Athos, as well as in another monk of the same brotherhood on the incidents … Continue reading

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1785 – Twenty monasteries in seven days: day 5, to Esfigmenou

This is the 5th episode of seven of the  Athos trip done by Goulven Le Goff and his brother Ivonig from Rennes, France made in May 2015. They visited all 20 monasteries in one week. Day 5 was another unpredictable … Continue reading

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1774 – On the way to Esfigmenou (day two, fourth leg)

When leaving Chilandariou for Esfigmenou you first come across the cemetery with some temporary black crosses. According to Athonian custom the remains are gathered in an ossarium after being buried for in the ground two years. The design of the … Continue reading

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1549 – Esfigmenou: the “Orthodoxy or Death” banner

The controversy of the Esfigmenou zelotes has been a long standing issue on Athos, which the monks of the monastery want to share with the rest of the world by showing a large banner of the sea site wall (and … Continue reading

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