Communique – Romanian Skete Prodromos denies cessation of commemoration of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

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Aurelian Iftimiu -Basilica News Agency - 18/7/17 The Romanian Skete of St John the Forerunner (Prodromos) of Mount Athos has issued a communique in which it denied the cessation of commemoration of the Ecumenical Patriarch at the divine services, as states false information disseminated by the media. Moreover, the communique sheds light upon the case of some monastics, excluded from ...

MIRACLE AT DOCHEIARIOU MONASTERY: MAN MUTE FROM BIRTH BEGINS SPEAKING BEFORE WONDERWORKING ICON

Pravoslavie.ru - 24/12/16 A miracle that occurred early in December at Docheiariou Monastery on Mt. Athos has been recounted by a monk who witnessed that event. This story was also recounted during a public Church event in Thessaloniki. “In Her [the Virgin Mary’s] home, at Docheiariou Monastery on Holy Mount Athos, where the monastery abbot, the venerable elder ...

VERY RARE MANUSCRIPTS FROM MT. ATHOS PRESENTED AT EXHIBITION IN ST. PETERSBURG

Pravoslavie.ru - 15/10/16 An exhibition of very rare tenth-eighteenth century notated manuscripts from Holy Mount Athos opened on October 11 at the National Library of Russia in St. Petersburg, reports theAfonit.info website. The exhibition is called “The Monuments of Vocal Music on Mt. Athos and Services to Athonite Saints in Handwritten Collections of the National Library of Russia.” ...

ABORTION IS DREADFUL MURDER SAYS ARCHIMANDRITE EPHRAIM

Pravoslavie.ru - 10/4/16 In the course of shooting the documentary “Athos – for Life!” the crew of Sobor.by had the opportunity to visit Holy Mount Athos and to talk with Archimandrite Ephraim, Abbot of the great Vatopedi Monastery. The elder answered a question about abortion. “You need to work hard and to do your best in order to ...

AROUND 150,000 PEOPLE HAVE VENERATED RELICS OF ST. SILOUAN IN RUSSIA ALREADY

  Pravoslavie.ru - September 2016 On September 8 the reliquary with relics of Venerable Father Silouan the Athonite was delivered to the Church of the Nativity of Christ of the Shovskoye village in the Lipetsk region – the saint’s birthplace. For the relics’ arrival the house where the future saint had spent his childhood and youth was restored ...

DELEGATION OF UOC MP VISITS HOLY KINOT AS PART OF CELEBRATIONS OF 1000TH ANNIVERSARY OF RUSSIAN MONASTICISM ON MT. ATHOS (+PHOTOS)

Pravoslavie.ru - July 2016 On July 22 the primate of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Moscow Patriarchate Metropolitan Onufry of Kiev and All the Ukraine together with the official delegation of UOC MP visited the Holy Kinot of Mt. Athos, reports a spokesman of the Afonit.infowebsite. The Protos of Mt. Athos Father Varnava welcomed the UOC MP ...

Welcomed Like Superstar’: Putin Most Popular Politician in Greece’s Athos

www.sputniknews.com - 29/5/16 Nowhere in Greece do people love Russia and its President Vladimir Putin so much as in the Orthodox monastic community in Holy Mount Athos, German magazine Spiegel Online wrote. At the end of his official visit to the country, the Russian leader made a pilgrimage to the holy place, where he was met with excitement and admiration. "As Putin, completing ...

Putin Sure Russia’s Ties With Athos, Greece to Continue Developing

May 28, 2016. Russian President Vladimir Putin visits Mount Athos

www.sputniknews.com - 28/5/16 Russia’s ties with Holy Mount Athos and Greece in general will continue to strengthen, Russian President Vladimir Putin said on his visit to the site of Russia’s Orthodox settlement on the peninsula of Holy Mount Athos on Saturday. HOLY MOUNT ATHOS (Sputnik) – Addressing representatives of the Holy Kinot, Athos’ high governing council, Putin noted the ...

Russian President Putin Visits Mount Athos Alongside Patriarch Kirill

www.sputniknews.com - 28/5/16 Also Read: RUSSIAN PRESIDENT AND THE PATRIARCH ON MOUNT ATHOS Russian President Vladimir Putin is visiting Mount Athos in order to mark the 1,000 year presence of Russian Orthodox monks in Greece. Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived at the monastic center of Holy Mount Athos on his second and last day of his visit to Greece on Saturday to commemorate 1,000 years ...

The Three Holy Hierarchs – teachers, intercessors and protectors of Orthodoxy

October 2015 Address of His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of Romania, to the pilgrims present in Bucharest on the dedication day of the Patriarchal Cathedral, 23-28 October 2015, (below you can also find the Greek translation of the message): The Holy Synod of the Romanian Orthodox Church declared year 2015 a Solemn Year of the Parish and Monastery Mission Today ...

Russian Monastery of St. Panteleimon on Mount Athos celebrates its patron saint’s day

  August - 2014 With the  blessing of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, a Russian Orthodox pilgrim group led by Metropolitan Veniamin of Ryazan and Mikhailovo has arrived at the Russian Monastery of St. Panteleimon on Holy Mount Athos to take part in the celebrations devoted to the monastery’s patron saint’s day. In accordance with ...

Elder Paisios the Athonite to be canonized soon

December 2013 Paisios the Athonite and other elders from Holy Mount Athos will be canonized soon, reports the AgionOros.ru ("Holy Mountain") website with reference to the authoritative Greek portal Hellas-Orthodoxy. Several months ago the same portal, with the reference to sources from Holy Mount Athos, was the first to publish the information on the impending canonization of ...

Serbia: Conference on Holy Mount Athos held in Belgrade

26/6/13 (ANSAmed) - BELGRADE, 26 JUNE - Participants of a three-day international conference dedicated to an Orthodox spiritual center, the Holy Mount Athos, Greece, adopted a declaration pointing to the necessity of preserving the legal status of the Holy Mount and making the world familiar with its tradition. The conference, which brought together 120 speakers from ten ...

Should Women be Allowed on Holy Mount Athos?

Theotokos "Abbess of Mt. Athos" Icon

Sasa Milosevic 7/12/11 Tradition holds Mount Athos, a spiritual oasis on the Grecian peninsula of Halkidiki, was a gift of God to the Virgin Mary. Her picture is present throughout the Holy Mount, but she is the only woman the 1,700 Athonian monks living in 20 monasteries will see on the land. For more than 1,000 years, ...

Enthronement of Heugomen of Chilandar Archimandrite Metodije

Serbian Orthodox Church 17/5/2010 With a byzantine festiveness and devoutness, and in accordance with an ancient typicon of the Holy Mount Athos, on May 16, 2010 a new heugomen of Sacred Royal, patriarchal and monastic lavra of Chilandar on the Holy Mount Athos - Archimandrite Metodije. Before the Holy Liturgy, a predetermined delegation of Sacred community of ...