Information for pilgrims to Mount Athos

 
Holy Executive
οf the Holy Mount Athos
Pilgrims’ bureau
 
Mount Athos, known in Greek as Ago Oros (Hholy Mountain), is a peninsula in Halkidiki, Northern Greece. This sacred area contains twenty monasteries including one Serbian, one Bulgarian and one Russian. Although the peninsula of Athos is part of Greece, it enjoys certain autonomy. The «Holy Community» under the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Istanbul administrates the region. This administrative body is composed of representatives of the monasteries and maintains an office at Karyes (Iera Epistasia) where all visitors register upon arrival at Mount Athos. Διαβάστε τη συνέχεια του άρθρου »

Saint Nektarios Metropolitan of Pentapolis (Libya) and the Vatopedi Monastery (8th nocturn)

by Andri Hatzikosta-Tofalidou


Letter 6

31 May 1901

To
The Most holy commissioners of the Holy and Great Monastery of Vatopedi


We have received you gracious latter, dated 24th of the current month, and we are hastening to inform you that we are sending a package within a container, marked MB, being your contribution to our Christology, at your request. It is our duty to express to you our thanks for your support in the  read more… Διαβάστε τη συνέχεια του άρθρου »

Saint Nektarios Metropolitan of Pentapolis (Libya) and the Vatopedi Monastery (7th nocturn)

by Andri Hatzikosta-Tofalidou

Letter 5

1 April 1901

To:
The Esteemed Commissioners of the Holy and Respected Monastery of Vatopedi,

Christ has Risen!
After sending you my brotherly embrace in Christ and my best wishes that you may celebrate the bright Day of the Resurrection with joy and joyful heart for many years, I would like to inform your brotherly love that the work has been published last week. I am sending two books and please take the pleasure in letting me know of the best way to send the books, and on their required number. That is, if you wish me to send you 100 books or less. read more… Διαβάστε τη συνέχεια του άρθρου »

Saint Nektarios Metropolitan of Pentapolis (Libya) and the Vatopedi Monastery (6th nocturn)

 

by Andri Hatzikosta-Tofalidou

Letter 4

5 December 1900

 

Esteemed brothers in Christ of the Great and Holy Monastery of Vatopedi, I embrace your brotherly love.
At Vatopedi
With this letter I inform you that I have received your gracious letter and the check for 410 golden Francs from the commissioner of the Holy Mountain in Thessaloniki, Mr .Nikoforos Xenofontinou, and I wholeheartedly thank you. read more… Διαβάστε τη συνέχεια του άρθρου »

Saint Nektarios Metropolitan of Pentapolis (Libya) and the Vatopedi Monastery (5th nocturn)

by Andri Hatzikosta-Tofalidou

Letter 3

5 December 1900

Esteemed brothers in Christ of the Great and Holy Monastery of Vatopedi, I embrace your brotherly love.
At Vatopedi
With this letter I inform you that I have received your gracious letter and the check for 410 golden Francs from the commissioner of the Holy Mountain in Thessaloniki, Mr .Nikoforos Xenofontinou, and I wholeheartedly thank you. read more… Διαβάστε τη συνέχεια του άρθρου »

Saint Nektarios Metropolitan of Pentapolis (Libya) and the Vatopedi Monastery (1st nocturn)

The previously unpublished letters which Saint Nektarios had sent to the Great and Holy Monastery of Vatopedi

by Andri Hatzikosta-Tofalidou

At the archives of Vatopedi monastery eleven previously unknown letters were discovered, written by Saint Nektarios Kefalas, Metropolitan of Pentapoleos, and popular Saint of Aigina.
In this article we will publish these letters. I would like to extend my warm thanks and gratitude to
a)    The most reverent Abbot of Vatopedi, Archimandrite Efrem,
b)    The blessed elder of Vatopedi, Joseph monk, who has given me the blessing to publish the letters read more… Διαβάστε τη συνέχεια του άρθρου »

Methodios Visit at Vatopedi – Нови Игуман Хиландара у манастиру Ватопеду

A warm official welcome was extended to the new Abbot of the Holy Patriarchal and Stavropegic Monastery of Hilandari of Mount Athos, Most Holy Archimandrite Methodios, by the brotherhood of Vatopedi.

Elder Methodios is visiting the Great and Holy Monastery of Vatopedi for the first time since he assumed his new office. He arrived at the monastery to attend the feast of the Holy Belt of the Most Holy Theotokos, which begins with an all night vigil on the eve of the 12th until noon the 13th of September. read more… Διαβάστε τη συνέχεια του άρθρου »