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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.

Holy Monastery of the Great Lavra: the oldest Monastery and first in the hierarchy of Mount Athos

Holy Monastery of the Great Lavra: the oldest Monastery and first in the hierarchy of Mount Athos

For ten centuries, the Holy Monastery of Great Lavra has been in the first place in the hierarchical ranking of the monasteries of Mount Athos. In addit...

Simonopetra Monastery: an architectural wonder in the monastic state of Mount Athos

Simonopetra Monastery: an architectural wonder in the monastic state of Mount Athos

One of the most imposing monasteries of Mount Athos, the Holy Great Monastery of Simonos Petra is built on the edge of a steep granite rock and balances...

Holy Great Monastery of Vatopedi: the Athoniada Academy and the miraculous icons of the Virgin Mary

Holy Great Monastery of Vatopedi: the Athoniada Academy and the miraculous icons of the Virgin Mary

According to the tradition, in the 4th century AD, the Byzantine emperor Theodosius the Great (379–395 AD) laid the foundations for the reconstruction o...

Holy Monastery of Pantokrator: the history of the Monastery with Panagia Gerontissa

Holy Monastery of Pantokrator: the history of the Monastery with Panagia Gerontissa

According to the tradition, the monastery's founder is considered to be the emperor Alexios Komnenos. However, official testimonies come to the conclusi...

Holy Monastery of Dochiari: the Monastery of Archangels and Soldiers

Holy Monastery of Dochiari: the Monastery of Archangels and Soldiers

According to tradition, the founder of the Monastery of Dochiariou is considered to be the student and co-practitioner of Saint Athanasios the Athonite,...

Holy Monastery Iviron: the history of the Monastery and the miraculous icon of Panagia Portaitissa

Holy Monastery Iviron: the history of the Monastery and the miraculous icon of Panagia Portaitissa

The Monastery of Iviron was originally founded in the 8th century and was known as the Monastery of Clement. However, in 980, a group of Georgian monks...

Holy Monastery of Xenophon: the Monastery of Panagia Hodegetria and Saint Georgios

Holy Monastery of Xenophon: the Monastery of Panagia Hodegetria and Saint Georgios

The founder of the Monastery is Saint Xenophon, who founded the monastery in 998 AD. and served as abbot. In the Third charter or Typikon, the Holy Mona...

Holy Monastery Grigoriou: the monastery dedicated to Saint Nikolaos

Holy Monastery Grigoriou: the monastery dedicated to Saint Nikolaos

The Holy Monastery Grigoriou was founded in the period 1310-1314 by Saint Gregory the younger (December 7), the so-called hesychast and silent man. The...

Holy Monastery of Agios Pavlos: a brief history of the Monastery with the miraculous icon of Our Lady of Myrovlytissa

Holy Monastery of Agios Pavlos: a brief history of the Monastery with the miraculous icon of Our Lady of Myrovlytissa

The founder of the monastery is Saint Paul of Xeropotamou, who was also the founder of the Xeropotamos monastery near Dafni, the port of Mount Athos. In...

Holy Monastery of Koutloumousi: here is kept the miraculous icon of Panagia the Formidable Protection

Holy Monastery of Koutloumousi: here is kept the miraculous icon of Panagia the Formidable Protection

The Holy Monastery of Koutloumousi seems to be built before 1169, as it is mentioned in an official document of that year. The founder of the Monastery...

Holy Monastery of Stavronikita: the unique icon of Saint Nikolaos Streidas in the smallest monastery of Mount Athos

Holy Monastery of Stavronikita: the unique icon of Saint Nikolaos Streidas in the smallest monastery of Mount Athos

The beginning of the history Stavronikita Monastery is lost in the 10th and 11th centuries. Historical information and testimonies about the establishme...

Holy Monastery of Hilandar: the Serbian Monastery of Mount Athos with Panagia Tricherousa and Galaktotrofousa

Holy Monastery of Hilandar: the Serbian Monastery of Mount Athos with Panagia Tricherousa and Galaktotrofousa

The name of the Monastery probably comes from the founder of the oldest monastery in the area, the hermit Grigorios Helandaris. Around 980 AD the monk G...

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