Fire on Mount Athos, Monasteries Safe
A fire has broken out on the holy site of Mt Athos in Greece on Saturday, but the monasteries the region is famous for are not at risk. The fire has been raging in a forested area of Mt Athos,...
Mt. Athos Monks Decorate NYC’s St Nicholas Shrine
Two Greek Orthodox Monks from the isolated monastic community of Mt. Athos were sent to New York City to decorate the rebuilt St Nicholas Shrine, the only church to be demolished in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. After an...
Mount Athos Ban on Females Steeped in History, Mystery
The peninsula of Mount Athos is home to twenty monasteries where only monks are allowed to live and only males are allowed to visit.
Archbishop Elpidophoros Visits Mt. Athos as Part of Special Pilgrimage
The Archbishop of America Elpidophoros, on a pilgrimage to Mount Athos, worshiped at several noted monasteries on Orthodoxy's "Holy Mountain" on Monday, accompanied by archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and other officials and clergy of the Archdiocese. This very special...
Mount Athos Monk Hospitalized with Covid in Serious Condition
Mount Athos is on high alert, after 20 cases of coronavirus were diagnosed in the monks belonging to the many monasteries on the peninsula.
Mt. Athos Monastic Community to Use 100% Renewable Energy
Greece's ancient monastic community of Mt. Athos will soon begin receiving its electricity from solar panels.
Mt. Athos in Complete Isolation Until November 30
In response to the nationwide lockdown imposed after the huge spike in coronavirus cases, deaths and intubations around the country, Greece's monastic community of Mt. Athos, called the "Holy Mountain," has decided to enter complete isolation from the outside...
Digital Exhibition Displays Treasures Held at Mt. Athos to Public
Through a digital exhibition, Athens Concert Hall is allowing visitors a rare glimpse into the treasures housed at Mt. Athos, including amazing codices, illuminated manuscripts, and gorgeous works of art. Mt. Athos, located in Northern Greece, is home to around...
New TV Series to Tell the Story of Saint Paisios in Greece
The life of Saint Paisios, who is widely venerated around the world but especially in Greece and Russia, will be the subject of a new television series which is currently in production. Reportedly, filming is taking place in Konitsa, a...
Mt. Athos Monastery Quarantined After Eight Monks Diagnosed with Covid
Greek health authorities ordered an Orthodox monastery on Mount Athos to be placed under quarantine on Monday after at least eight confirmed cases of coronavirus were recorded among the monks living there. The monastery of Agios Pavlos (Saint Paul), founded...