Aghion Oros (Mount Athos) Things to Do

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Aghion Oros (Mount Athos) Things to Do

  • Visits to the Aghion Oros

    Mt. Athos as a monastic community was formally founded in 963, when the monk Athanasios established the monastery of Great Lavra, which is still the largest and most prominent of the 20 monasteries. Only monks are allowed to live on Athos and the current population numbers around 1,400. Visits are possible only for men who are not monks or Greek...

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  • Karyes, the capital town

    The next photos are of the 20 Holy Monasteries in their hierarchical order. Phone numbers are useful for the pilgrims to ensure that the monks can offer them hospitality.

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  • Chelandhariou monastery (the Serbian)

    tel. 23770 / 23797fax 23770 / 23129This monastery, built in the 12th century, was burned down in fire on 4th March 2004. The entire west wing of the cluster, recently renovated, was destroyed, including a part of the library. The most part of the relics were saved, but the monks lost even their clothes. Great old wall paintings were also lost for...

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  • Treasure

    Hilandar has always been an advanced literary and educational centre. Many works of old Serbian literature were translated or written there. The library of Hilandar is furnished with over a 1000 precious manuscripts dating from the 12th till the 19th century, most of them Serbian, but there are also Greek, Russian and Bulgarian ones. Not only the...

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  • The icon of Bogorodica Trojerucica

    The legend says that John of Damascus, theologian, was punished with amputation of his hand. As he had been praying devotedly before the icon of Mother of God his cut off hand eventually healed by her grace. In gratitude for what had happened to him he added to the icon the third hand, made of silver. Since then many miraculous cures and magical...

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  • History of Hilandar

    In 1198 Byzantine emperor Alexius III Angelicus allotted the demolished Greek monastery of Hilandar (Chilandari) to monks Simeon (previously, great zupan of Serbia, Stefan Nemanja-Stephen Nemanya) and his son Sava as "an eternal gift to the Serbs". Until now Hilandar has been renovated and developed as an endowment and memorial of all the Serbs....

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  • Hilandar, Serbian Monastery

    The Monastery was established by Saint Sava and his father Saint Simeon in 1198. Hilandar is the symbol of Serbian originality, cultural and religious continuity, of their deep roots and the particularity of their creative work. Because of its historical and cultural significance, Hilandar still stands out as a spiritual and religious centre of the...

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