Mount Athos

Mount Athos (/ˈæθɒs/; Greek: Όρος Άθως, Oros Athos ) is a mountain and peninsula in Macedonia, Greece. A World Heritage Site and autonomous polity in the Hellenic Republic, Athos is home to 20 stavropegial Eastern Orthodox monasteries under the direct jurisdiction of the patriarch of Constantinople. Today Greeks commonly refer to Mount Athos as the "Holy Mountain" (Greek: Άγιον Όρος, Agion Oros). In Classical times, while the mountain was called Athos, the peninsula was called Akté (Ἀκτὴ) (sometimes Acte or Akte).

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... Monastic life on Mount Athos was founded towards the close of the 10th century through the aid of the Emperor Basil the Macedonian and became the largest and most celebrated of all the monastic centers of the Eastern ... Mount Athos is the site of innumerable priceless cultural and spiritual treasures, and up to this day it is considered the capital of Orthodox monasticism ... Catherine on Mount Sinai, was inhabited by hermits from the early days of monasticism ...
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Athanasius The Athonite
... was a Byzantine monk who founded the monastic community on Mount Athos, which has since evolved into the greatest centre of Eastern Orthodox monasticism ... living in the capital, changed his name to Athanasius and joined the monks at Mount Kyminas in Bithynia ... In 958, he relocated to Mount Athos ...
Matey Preobrazhenski
... In 1851, he visited the monasteries on Mount Athos and after a one-year stay went to Varna, Tulcea, the Holy Trinity Monastery near Tarnovo and the Troyan Monastery ... He returned to Mount Athos in 1856 and remained there until 1861 ... were not approved by the brothers of Mount Athos and left the peninsula after a fight he used a boat to reach the island of Thasos ...
Clive Strutt - Symphonies
... to the Greek Orthodox monastic idea that the peninsula Mount Athos (Άγιον Όρος, Agion Oros) forms a garden for the all-holy one, the Theotokos ... Strutt being a member of the society The Friends of Mount Athos (FoMA) has made many visits to Mount Athos, finding it a holy place of inspiration ...

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