120,000 people visited the grave of elder Paisios the Athonite on the 20th anniversary of his repose

Souroti - July 2014 20 years ago (on July 12, 1994) the Athonite elder Paisios (Eznipidis) reposed. On July 12-13, 2014, a very large number of people came to commemorate the great ascetic of our times and to pray at his grave, reports AgionOros.ru. Thousands of pilgrims queued for hours in huge lines waiting for their opportunity ...

Cyprus:The Repatriation of Byzantine Icons Stolen after Turkish Invasion

Sotiria Nikolouli - 11/10/13 The Turkish invasion in Cyprus happened in 1974 and at some point, six Byzantine icons were stolen. After about 40 years, the repatriation of the stolen items finally takes place. There are elements which demonstrate that these six images had been part of the spoils of a Turkish antiquity collector Aintin Ntikmen, ...