From Simonopertra we came to Karyes, the capital of Holy Mountain, knwon a thousand years ago as Messi. There we stayed in a beautiful kelli and were priveliged very personal encounters iwith the two monks that dwell there. A meal in the kitchen, late night conversations in the garden and prayer.

As we departed from Karyes, a wild Madonna Lilly waved us fare well --- quite symbolic, considering that we werer in "to perivoli tis panagias." By the way, Mt Athos is one of the few spots where these lillies still grow wild.

at the chapel

Mount Athos








Some materials by courtesy of Zbigniew
Kosc, Agion-oros., Alexia
Monachos. net,,
newadvent. org/cathen,, Techni Editions

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