No Women On Mt. Athos

Following up yet again on a previous posting regarding Mt. Athos

The Monks of Mount Athos”.

Click and watch that video first, and then the story referenced below will be set in its correct perspective.

Mt. Athos is not simply a mountain, but an entire peninsula in northeastern Greece that has been a self-governing monastic territory since the time of the Byzantine Empire, and strictly off-limits to women for the past 1,000 years. Here is the link to a news item concerning pressure being applied to the Greek government to allow women on the Holy Mountain, and Russian support of Greek efforts to limit entrance to men.


Metropolitan Hilarion: No Women On Mt. Athos : A Russian Orthodox Church Website.


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