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Dismissal Hymn for the Athonite Fathers (Deacon Dionysios Firifiris)

The memory of All the Saints who shone on the Holy Mountain is celebrated on the second Sunday of Matthew. The establishment of the common feast began…

Jun 26, 2017
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Our Blessed and God-bearing Fathers of the Holy Mountain

Metropolitan Nikolaos (Hatzinikolaou) of Mesogaia and Lavreotiki Honoring the saints is a fundamental element of Orthodox tradition and life. Through the…

Jun 23, 2017
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In the hermitage of humility: the figure of an elder

We’ve come to associate the great Elders almost exclusively with monasteries, and particularly with the Holy Mountain, even though great figures among…

Jun 17, 2017
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Agape Vespers at the Russian Monastery on the Holy Mountain

K. Leontiev It’s always pleasant to follow a thought in another language that you know because it’ll be expressed differently from the way your native…

Jun 13, 2017
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Experiencing the Joy of the Resurrection on the Holy Mountain

K. Leontiev   The site near the sea where the Russian monastery lies isn’t among the most beautiful locations on the Holy Mountain. The areas surrounding…

May 31, 2017
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Klaus Kenneth talks about Holy Mountain and Elder Sophrony

Klaus Kenneth, author and musician, in his interview in Pemptousia talks about his acquaintance with the Holy Mountain and Elder Sophrony of Essex (1896-1993)….

May 29, 2017
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Recollections of Great Week on the Holy Mountain

K. Leontiev   The Great Week of the Passion arrives. And in honour of Christ, to the glory of God, human efforts become even more intense. The divine…

May 24, 2017
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Easter on the Holy Mountain

K. Leontiev   The asceticism in most of the Greek monasteries on the Holy Mountain throughout Lent, which is unimaginable if you’re unprepared for…

May 17, 2017
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Variations in the Spiritual Life (Teachings from Athos)

Even though we’re in the season of winter, we had a fine day yesterday, with lots of sunshine. We felt the weather had taken a turn for the better, and…

Nov 20, 2016
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How the monks on the Holy Mountain make kollyva

I.M. Hatzifotis Separate memorial services are not held for monks on the Holy Mountain. Together with the kollyva for the Saint, a small saucer of kollyva…

Oct 23, 2016