Saint Pahomios, one of the Christian monasticism’s founders in the East , divided the monks’ day and night into three eight – hours periods. Eight hours of praying , eight hours of resting and eight hours of working. (deaconships and handicrafts). Nowadays, 16 centuries later, in the shade of the Holy Mount Athos, the monks who live in the cells or the monasteries, by producing as handicrafts , original products of premium quality they manage to ensure both their survival and the well preserved area they live in.