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  Mount Athos - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mount Athos (Greek: Όρος Άθως) is a mountain and a peninsula in Macedonia, northern Greece, called Άγιον Όρος (Agio Oros or Agion Oros or "Holy Mountain") in Greek, transliterated often as (Hagion Oros).
According to the constitution of Greece, Mount Athos (the "Monastic State of Aghion Oros") is politically self-governed and consists of 20 main monasteries (which constitute the Holy Community to administer the territory) and the capital city and administrative centre, Karyes, also home to a governor as the representative of the Greek state.
The monasteries of Mount Athos have a history of opposing ecumenism, or movements towards reconciliation between the Orthodox Church of Constantinople and the Roman Catholic Church.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Mount_Athos   (3515 words)

  
 Mount Athos
Athos is a small tongue of land that projects into the Aegean Sea, being the eastern-most of the three strips in which the great mountainous peninsula of Chalcidice ends.
Amid the political disasters of the Greeks, during the fourteenth century, Mount Athos appears as a kind of Holy Land, a retreat for many men eminent in Church and State, and a place where the spirit of Greek patriotism was cherished when threatened elsewhere faith ruin (Krumbacher, 1058-59).
The monks of Mount Athos are somewhat indifferent towards these treasures; nothing has been done to make them accessible, except the unsuccessful attempt of Archbishop Bulgaris of Corfu to found at Mount Athos, towards the close of the eighteenth century, a school of the classical languages.
www.catholicity.com /encyclopedia/m/mount_athos.html   (2555 words)

  
 A pilgrimage to the monasteries of Mount Athos, Halkidiki, Greece, religion, Greek Orthodox, Byzantium, hermit, ...
Mount Athos or Agion Oros, as it is locally known, is the oldest surviving monastic community in the world.
The constitution of Mount Athos is traditional, based on seven Typika (decrees) dating from 971 to 1810 and ratified by the Treaty of Lasagne in 1923.
It is without doubt one of the most important churches on Mount Athos for its ancient walls are adorned with frescoes (right) painted by Emmanuel Panselinos, the last of the great mural painters from the Macedonian School of Art (14th century).
www.ouranoupoli.com /athos/athos.html   (4278 words)

  
 A Woman In Mount Athos
Not about going to Mount Athos (Agion Oros) but about disguising myself as a man. In fact I flmailed an old acquaintance who happened to be the owner of a helicopter to fly me over the holy state and drop me, bang into the centre of a monastery courtyard.
Athos is a self-governed part of the Greek state, subject to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in its political aspect and to the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople as regards its religious aspect.
Mount Athos is a place to which I, as a woman, will never be able to go apart from in my elastic imagination.
www.athensguide.com /journalists/articles/athos.htm   (1115 words)

  
 Mount Athos : : Mount Athos & The Byzantine World   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In terms of both quantity and significant individual items, the monasteries of Mount Athos are among the world’s greatest repositories of manuscripts from antiquity.
Mount Athos is a peninsula in northern Greece (the northern most of the three peninsulas of the region of Halkidiki).
For those researchers who are able to visit, the geographical isolation of Mount Athos, difficult travel conditions, and the justifiable hesitancy of the monks (based on past encounters with foreign scholars) have made obtaining access to the manuscripts on Mount Athos a daunting task.
www.mamdl.org /mountAthos/manuscripts.html   (530 words)

  
 Mount Athos - The Holy Mountain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
'Mount Athos' is the name of the peak that rises 2,033 metres out of the sea at the southernmost point of the northernmost peninsula of Halkidiki in Macedonia, Greece; yet often the entire peninsula is simply called 'Athos'.
Basil I issued an imperial charter to the monks of Athos in AD 883, preventing his military from interfering with the solitaries stationed therein, and thus was born the monastic community which has continued to practise the ascetic life without interruption from then until now.
A photo-diary of a pilgrimage to Mount Athos is on-line, which attempts to present a virtual experience of walking on the Holy Mountain.
www.monachos.net /monasticism/athos/index.shtml   (895 words)

  
 Mount Athos
Mount Athos is a mountain and a peninsula in Macedonia, northern Greece, called Άγιο Όρος (Ayion Oros or "Holy Mountain") in Modern Greek, or Ἅγιον Ὄρος (Hagion Oros) in Classical Greek.
Mount Athos as a monastic community was formally founded in 963, when the monk Athanasios established the monastery of Great Lavra, still the largest and most prominent of the 20 monasteries.
Spiritually, Mount Athos is under the Patriarchate of Constantinople and is therefore in communion with all the monasteries on Mount Athos and with the Orthodox Church based in various countries.
www.mlahanas.de /Greece/Regions/MountAthos.html   (1464 words)

  
 Mount Athos: An Introduction
In terms of geography, Mt. Athos, the eastern of the three ‘legs’ of Halkidiki, is not the ‘heart’ of the Macedonian terra firma; in terms of culture, however, the Athonian monastic community has been the spirit of Macedonia for more than 1,000 years.
Located on the Athos peninsula of Chalkidiki, in the Greek part of Macedonia, it was officially established in 963, when a monk named Athanasios the Athonite built the Monastery of the Great Lavra.
The administrative centre of Mount Athos is the village of Karyes.
www.macedonian-heritage.gr /Athos/General/intro.html   (552 words)

  
 Mount Athos (Agion Oros)
Mount Athos became acquainted with the Franks of the Fourth Crusade, the oppression of Michael VIII Palaiologos, a fervent supporter of the Unification of the Churches, and the plundering invasions of the Catalan pirates.
The territory of the Athos Peninsula is now an integral part of the Greek State, though it is self-governing, on the basis of a special charter (Treaty of Lausanne, 1923), and is distributed between the twenty sovereign monasteries, which follow a traditional hierarchy based on their imperial titles and other privileges.
For Greeks, Mount Athos is the cradle of their national traditions and a part of Greece that for over a thousand years has preserved their Greek-Christian traditions, literature and authentic Byzantine worship.
www.chalkidiki.com /athos/mount_athos.html   (643 words)

  
 Greek Orthodox Monastery   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A thickly forested, mountainous ridge thirty miles long and two to five miles wide, Athos is the easternmost of the three promontories of the Halkidiki peninsula in northern Greece.
Known as Agion Oros, or the 'Holy Mountain' in modern Greek, Athos is a semiautonomous republic of the Greek Orthodox church.
According to historical sources however, Athos first became a refuge for Christian hermits and anchorites in the 6th and 7th centuries, and during the 8th and 9th centuries these hermits began to gather together into small monastic communities.
www.sacredsites.com /europe/greece/mount_athos.html   (975 words)

  
 A Journey to Mount Athos Part 1
They landed on the shores of Athos and Mary was so overwhelmed by the beauty of her surroundings that she asked her son (Jesus, for those of you who haven't read the bible or watched television) to give her the mountain even though its inhabitants were pagans.
Athos is treated as if it is a nation in itself, kind of like the Vatican except instead of being in the middle of Rome, it's out in the wilderness and very difficult to get to.
Or in the case of Mount Athos where they send people first to the American Embassy, (if you are an American), and then to the ministry of Foreign Affairs for a beauracratic nightmare that makes you long for that icy trek through the elements.
www.greektravel.com /stories/mtathos1.html   (3283 words)

  
 Mount Athos Home Page - Athos Map
Mount Athos is situated in the entire third, eastern and most beautiful peninsula of Halkidiki, called the peninsula of Athos.
The Holy Mount is about 50 Km in length, 8 to 12 Km in width and it covers an area of about 350 square kilometres.
The Holy Mount is a self- governed part of the Greek state, subject to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in its political aspect and to the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinopole as regards its religious aspect.
www.inathos.gr /athos/en   (335 words)

  
 Mount Athos Chalkidiki (Halkidiki) Greece
Athos is inhabited solely by monks who still keep their religious traditional life since the Byzantine period which ended in the year 1453.
Mount Athos is a place of continuously devotion to the Orthodox religion with nowadays 20 monasteries and approximatelly 1.700 monks.
Access to Mount Athos is from Ouranoupolis (City of Heaven).
mountathos.in-chalkidiki.com   (116 words)

  
 EXHIBITION TREASURES OF THE MOUNT ATHOS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The exhibition of "Treasures from Mount Athos", the exceptionally ambitious project now being prepared by the Thessaloniki '97 Cultural Capital of Europe Organization, will be inaugurated in June 1997 and remain on view in the Museum of Byzantine Culture for six months.
The community of the Fathers has not lost its religious and social traditions: the underlying intend of the submission of the novice to the elder is to permit the undisturbed transmission of the familiar rules and customs from one generation to the next.
But the cultural heritage of Mount Athos is not limited to the marvels of its architecture and the artistic treasures of its churches, monasteries, sketes and cloisters: it extends to its unmatched and equally unique natural environment, the landscape which provides their physical setting.
www.culture.gr /2/21/218   (678 words)

  
 Mount Athos - OrthodoxWiki
Monastics from Mount Athos are often referred to as Athonites or Hagiorites.
Mount Athos as a monastic community was formally founded in 963, when St. Athanasius (not to be confused with the 4th century St. Athanasius the Great) established the monastery of Great Lavra, still the largest and most prominent of the 20 monasteries.
Women are completely barred from the peninsula, a fact which has earned a certain amount of fame; even female domestic animals (with the exception, some say, of cats, as well as chickens which lay eggs that provide the fresh egg yolk needed for the paint used in iconography) are forbidden.
www.orthodoxwiki.org /Mount_Athos   (640 words)

  
 GREEKHOTEL - CHALKIDIKI & MOUNT ATHOS - MACEDONIA - GREECE
Mt Athos is the centre of the global Orthodox religion - an area of mystique, contemplation, and isolation.
The Mt Athos monasteries operate in much with the same manner as they have for over 1,000 years.
he capital of Mt Athos, Karyes, lies approximately in the centre of Mt Athos, and that is why it used to be called 'Mesi' [that means 'the center'] during the past years.
www.greekislands.com /chalkidiki/m_athos.htm   (645 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Mount Athos: Renewal in Paradise: Books: Graham Speake   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Mount Athos, a spectacularly beautiful rocky peninsula jutting out from the coast of northeastern Greece, has been a monastic preserve since the ninth century.
It encompasses the entire story of Athos from the first anchorite monks who lived in caves and simple huts to the establishment of the first monasteries in the tenth century to the monastic renewal that is taking place there today.
MOUNT ATHOS: Renewal in Paradise is a history of this land of monasteries written by Graham Speake, a frequent visitor to the Holy Mountain and ultimately a convert to Orthodox Christianity.
www.amazon.com /Mount-Athos-Renewal-in-Paradise/dp/0300093535   (1735 words)

  
 Visiting Mount Athos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Mount Athos is open only to men, and then there are several formalities which must be completed prior to making a pilgrimage or otherwise visiting the Holy Mountain.
Pilgrims are admitted to Athos on a daily basis that is composed of two quotas: 120 Orthodox pilgrims and 10 non-Orthodox visitors may enter Athos each day, having first obtained proper documentation that outlines a permissable duration of stay (usually four days).
If you are planning to enter Athos as part of the Orthodox daily quota, you will also need to include, in the same envelop, a copy of your certificate of baptism or chrismation.
www.monachos.net /monasticism/athos/visiting_athos.shtml   (935 words)

  
 MOUNT ATHOS, Northern Greece
Mount Athos is simply one of the most beautiful places on earth, more like a fantasy than what we know of as reality.
There is one bus that goes from the port of Daphne to the town of Karyes in the center of the peninsula.
Basic Conditions for Admission to Mount Athos In accordance with a "Chryssobul" (edict) issued by the Byzantine Emperor Constantine Monomahos, in 1060 A.D. which still remains valid, conditions for entering the territory of Mt. Athos are as follows:
www.magicaljourneys.com /Macedonia/macedonia_discover_athos.html   (610 words)

  
 Mount athos, history of Mount athos
Greece - Macedonia - Chalkidiki - Mount Athos
Mount Athos (Agion Oros) is the last prong and the most beautiful of all.
Rising majestically out of the sea to a height of 2,033 m, Athos is covered with virgin forests; its physical beauty is almost overwhelming.The magnificent peninsula has been the sole province of men dedicated to the workship of God and the Virgin for well over a thousand years.
www.vacation.gr /gr/macedonia-hotels/mount-athos.html   (294 words)

  
 Mount Athos - World Heritage Site - Pictures, info and travel reports
Mount Athos lies on a peninsula in the Aegean Sea.
It seems that it hasn´t become much easier to visit Mount Athos than it was decades ago, and if you happen to be female, it´s evidently impossible.
But there is a way to see Athos from the sea, which should be enough for most people who aren´t obsessed about Byzantine history and Orthodox monasteries (although these are very interesting), and that is to take a cruise alongside the Athos peninsula, making many monasteries perfectly visible from the ship.
www.worldheritagesite.org /sites/mountathos.html   (1523 words)

  
 Mount Athos Monasteries Photos
"Mount Athos" is the name of the peak which rises 2,033 metres out of the sea at the southernmost point of the northernmost peninsula of Halkidiki in Macedonia, Greece; yet often the entire peninsula is simply called "Athos".
The severity of the Athonite terrain, the solitude of its oceanic flanks on all but one side - and that barricaded by a natural mountain rise- all came together in a landscape that was an ideal match for the "desert longed for by ascetics of any age.
Men entering Athos as monks take up residence in one of the monestaries or sketae, and engage in a life of prayer and work that follows the traditional Byzantine monastic lifestyle, yet with a style all its own (and so revered that Orthodox monasteries the whole world over strive to emulate "Athonite Monasticism").
orthodoxphotos.com /Monasteries_and_Churches/Mount_Athos/index.shtml   (575 words)

  
 Mount Athos, Greece
Mount Athos, or Agio Oros is the monastic center of the Greek Orthodox Church, a state-within-a-state and a living museum and spiritual center of Greece
First of all, if you are a woman you can't go to the monasteries of Mount Athos.
Of course being a monk is not all honey and roses.
www.greecetravel.com /thessaloniki/athos.html   (747 words)

  
 Mount_Athos
The Aktí promontory, 30 miles (50 km) long and 6.5 miles (10.5 km) wide at its broadest point, has a mountainous spine thickly wooded on the north and culminating in the marble peak of Athos (6,670 feet [2,033 m]), which rises abruptly from the sea at the southern tip.
Although hermits inhabited Athos before AD 850, organized monastic life began in 963, when St. Athanasius the Athonite, with the help of his Byzantine imperial patron, Nicephorus II Phocas, founded the first monastery, the Great Laura.
The Athos community suffered greatly from Turkish depredations during the War of Greek Independence (1821-29), when entire libraries were burned.
members.tripod.com /phocas_family/mount_athos.htm   (758 words)

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