Visiting the ‘Holy Mountain’ Athos in Greece

The Monastic Republic of Mount Athos 1/6/13 There’s an autonomous region in Greece that’s home to the “Holy Mountain.” It’s one of the holiest sites for Orthodox Christians. About 2,000 monks live there. But anyone can visit, as long as they’re male. Reporter Matthew Brunwasser spent four days in Mount Athos, among the monks and the pilgrims ...

Theft at Holy Mountain Grabarka

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Polish Orthodox Church - 12/1/13 On the night of 8 to 9 January a theft has been carried out at Holy Mountain Grabarka. Someone or several persons broke into the church of the Holy Transfiguration, from which were stolen votive offerings. They were placed before Iverion Holy Mother of God icon.  Among others silver and gold ...

Mt. Athos Presented At International Tourism Fair in Norway

By Fani Toli 6/3/2012 The Greek Holy Mountain of Athos was presented as a major tourism destination at the International Tourism Fair ‘Reiseliv’ in the city of Lillestrom of Norway, from the 2nd until the 4th of March. The presentation of Mt. Athos was held through the participation of the Municipality of Aristotle and the Mt. Athos Area ...

Searching for Women on Mt. Athos: Insights from the Archives of the Holy Mountain

By Ingka Athanasiadou 14/2/2012 It is ironic that one can find so much information about the lives of Byzantine women in the archives of Mount Athos, a holy mountain to which access has always been denied to members of the female sex. Although with few exceptions women never set foot on the Athonite peninsula, the archives preserved on ...

Modern traditions of an Ancient Convent

By Natalia MALIMON, The Day 31/3/2011 A cloister on the Holy Mountain near Volodymyr-Volynsky is not only a center of spirituality but is also involved in secular matters. VOLYN OBLAST – Ukraine’s oldest convent, Zymne Monastery, a stauropegial founded in 1001 by Prince Volodymyr the Great. The ancient cloister on the Holy Mountain near Volodymyr-Volynsky is going to ...