Monday, August 23, 2010


Back in 2005 I made a pilgrimage to Mount Athos, Greece with two other friars. We were much moved by the experience. That was before I got a digital camera so I am only now getting around to the task of scanning some of the many photos I took. This 'Baptistry' (I think that's what it was) struck me as particularly beautiful. We witnessed a liturgy there that involved a blessing and drinking of water, presumably with a renewal of baptismal/monastic vows.

The Font is on the left of this outer courtyard at Gregoriou.
Christ the Great Angel or Holy Wisdom in the centre of the Cupola
The Theotokos as the Life-giving Fountain
Christ heals the paralytic at the pool of  Bethsaida
Christ and the Samaritan woman at the well
Christ's Baptism in the Jordan
1. Moses with the Theotokos as the Burning Bush. 2. St. Damian. 3. Assumption of Elijah in the firey chariot.
1. Assumption of Elijah. 2. St. St. Kosmos and the Grieving of the Israelites in Babylon (Ps. 137)
By the waters of Babylon (Ps137), St. Ermalaos, Christ heals the blind man.
St. Panteleimon, St. Nicholas calms the storm, St. Anastasia
St. Gregory, St. Tryphon and Athonite Saint with the Theotokos.
St. Aniketos, St. Akakios of Kavsokalyvia, St. Sampson.

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