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The "Holy Mountain" Athos

  • by Anastasios
  • | Oct 28, 2010
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Mount Athos is a mountain on the eponymous peninsula in Macedonia, Greece. The peninsula is called the "Holy Mountain" (Greek: Άγιον Όρος, Agion Oros/Hagion Oros). Its political status in Greece is known as the Autonomous Monastic State of the Holy Mountain. This World Heritage Site is home to 20 Eastern Orthodox monasteries and forms a self-governed monastic state within the sovereignty of the Hellenic Republic. Spiritually, Mount Athos comes under the direct jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.

 

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Athos

www.mountathos.gr/active.aspx

www.macedonian-heritage.gr/Athos/index.html

www.rel.gr/photo/thumbnails.php?album=118

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7363712n&tag=contentMain;contentAux


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