Virgin Mary Hodegetria is wearing a tunic and a maphorion in Byzantine color with gold ornaments and a star on her shoulders and forehead. The tunic of Christ is orange-gold. The faces are rounded and pale.
Mount Athos and Mary – Father Johann G. Roten, S.M. The monks’ republic situated on the peninsula of Mount Athos in the north-western region of Greece was founded in 963 and is home to twenty monasteries with Orthodox monks from many countries, especially from Greece, Serbia, Rumania, Russia, and Bulgaria.
Mount Athos or Agion Oros, as it is locally known, is the oldest surviving monastic community in the world. It dates back more than a thousand years, to Byzantine times. According to the legend Panagia, the Virgin Mary and Mother of God, was sailing accompanied by St John the Evangelist on her way from Joppa to Cyprus to visit Lazarus. When.
Jan 05, 2017 · The holy mountain: monks of Mount Athos – photo essay A monk looks toward Dionysiou from the ferry. Dionysiou, which was built in the 14th century, is one of 20 monasteries that are on the Author: Matt Fidler.