Mount Athos, a Male-Only Holy Retreat, Is Ruffled by Tourists and Russia – New York Times


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Mount Athos, a Male-Only Holy Retreat, Is Ruffled by Tourists and Russia
New York Times
There have been monks here since the sixth century or so, and Mount Athos is a kind of storehouse of Byzantium civilization, with monasteries sticking to the Julian calendar, 13 days behind the more common Gregorian calendar. “We preserve the Byzantine ...

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