My trip to the Holy and Great Monastery of Vatopedi

There is a place on earth called the “garden of the Virgin-Mary”, in no other than in Greece. Holy Tradition states that this place was visited by the Virgin Mary and she was mesmerized by its beauty, she asked her Lord and son, our sweet Jesus to dedicate this place to her, and dedicated to her it is!!! This garden is called the Athonite Peninsula, with twenty Holy Monasteries, and dozens of Sketes and hundreds of Kellia and thousands of monks. The monks are her little flowers, from every corner of the world.

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Elder Ephraim’s radio interview on Sky (ΣΚΑΪ 100,3) on the Dormition of our Lady


The Abbot of Vatopedi monastery, Archimandrite Ephraim, spoke on the radio programme “Η Γκίζα κάπου αλλού” (Gisa somewhere else) of ΣΚΑΪ (Sky) 100,3 FM on Saturday 14th August 2010, on the eve of the feast of the Dormition of our Lady, Mother of God. Elder Efrem was celebrating the feast at the Vatopedi Metohi of Porto Lagos.
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1ο Ετήσιο Μνημόσυνο Γέροντα Ιωσήφ Βατοπαιδινού – The 1st Annuall Memorial Service for Elder Joseph of Vatopedi

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New examining committee for the Vatopedi Monastery

Το παρεκκλήσι της Αγίας Ζώνης και μέρος της Δυτικής Πτέρυγας (νέο αρχονταρίκι) της Ιεράς Μεγίστης Μονής του Βατοπαιδίου

Speaking personally, I would like to point out the following: PASOK requested the formation of a new examining committee on the Vatopedi issue after some peculiar, internal deliberations, which were caused by a group of house representatives. No one in the press asked why! The New Democratic party (ND) was right when it initially declared that it would not support this new move unless new evidence was provided. After being pressurized, the ND changed its stance and agreed on the formation of the committee without explaining the reason, on the condition that all the examining boards should not sit at the same time in order to prevent public opinion and house representatives from being exclusively preoccupied with the issue. Again no one in the press asked why. It is now obvious that behind the revival of this issue some people with great interests are hiding. Whoever had the opportunity to read Διαβάστε τη συνέχεια του άρθρου »