Celebrations on mount Athos in honor of St Athanasius the Athonite


Photographer Vladimir Orlov participated in the two-day celebrations on mount Athos in honor of St Athanasius the Athonite, founder of the Great Lavra. On the first day of the festivities a prayer service was held before the miraculous icon of the Mother of God Koukouzelissa, along with a cross procession (Православие.Ru published a photogallery on this annual even a year ago). On the second day, on 4/17 5/18 July, there was a solemn all-night vigil, a blessing of the water and the distribution of koliva.

View from the cave of St. Athanasios

View from the cave of St. Athanasios

Mateo Mateo3/6/2023 5:54 am
I look at this beautiful page repeatedly, always finding something different I put my thoughts into the monk's and pilgrims' heads to read what is inside and ask our Lord to take me there to share the holy liturgy with them. Blessing to All, and Lord, mercy on us; we are sinners.
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