Posted on 11/05/2008

Photo taken on June 16, 2007

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PICT18010ac Mt Athos Russian Style Monastery St Panteleimon

PICT18010ac Mt Athos Russian Style Monastery St Panteleimon
There are many monasteries at the base of the Orthodox Sacred Mountain visible from so far; They are only accessible afoot of by the sea; A visit or a stay is only possible by a previous agreement and only for men; I have been said that even the domestic animals present there were only males! From wikipedia: The Russian Orthodox monastery of St Panteleimon is built on the south-west side of the peninsula of Mt. Athos; The monastery was built at its current site in 1765, while the original building dates back to the beginning of the eleventh century; The construction of the present monastery was carried out during the first two decades of the nineteenth century, with the financial help of the ruler of Moldo-Wallachia, Skarlatos Kallimaches; Russian monks numbered 1,000 in 1895 and 1,446 in 1903; Today, due to a great decrease in monastic vocations, only 35 monks live in the monastery; It occupies the nineteenth rank in the hierarchical order of the twenty Athonite monasteries; It is coenobitic (i.e. it is a communal monastic life); It also contains four sketes; The monastery features the architecture of a small town, with buildings of various heights and many domes; Although destroyed by a recent fire (1968) one wing of the monastery was used as the guest quarters, with a capacity for 1,000 monks; The monastery's katholikon ( or monastery church) was built between 1812-1821 and is dedicated to St. Panteleimon; It features the same style found in all the Athonite churches; Aside from the katholikon, the monastery has many smaller chapels; The Library is housed is a separate building in the monastery's court; It contains 1,320 Greek manuscripts and another 600 Slavonic ones, as well as 25,000 printed books; Greece Macedonia Kalkidiki Akti Peninsula Mt Athos Self Ruling Religious District.

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Alain Baudat
Alain Baudat
Superbe, mais tellement rétrograde !!! Amts
9 years ago.
Jacques has replied to Alain Baudat
Je suis entièrement de ton avis, merci Alain!
9 years ago.