Monday, 21 August 2017

Mount Athos

Mount Athos is known as the Holy Mountain, where 20 inhabited monasteries can be found

Osiou Gregoriou Monastery
This postcard was sent Elena

Osiou Gregoriou monastery  is an Orthodox Christian monastery in the monastic state of Mount Athos in Greece. The monastery ranks seventeenth in the hierarchy of the Athonite monasteries. The monastery is built by the sea, on the southeastern side of the peninsula. It's close neighbours are Simonospetros and St Pauls Monasteries. Gregoriou is very much a pilgrim friendly monastery with a strong pastoral sense.
It was founded by Saint (Osios) Gregory (Gregorios) and it is dedicated to Saint Nicholas. - in: wikipedia

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