The Ultimate Question for the pseudo-Macedonists of FYROM

 

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Mt. Athos: an autonomous state in Macedonia…has always been autonomous and has enjoyed relative peace throughout the tumultuous history of the Balkans.

The obvious question and it really is a simple one:

If “ethnic-Macedonians” existed and were persecuted by Greeks and Bulgarians and Serbians in the non-autonomous part of Macedonia (under Ottoman rule)…WHERE ARE THEIR MONASTERIES ON MT. ATHOS?

There were no wars fought on Mt. Athos. Yet all Balkan, Russian, and Georgian Orthodox missions exist on Mt. Athos since the Byzantine era.

Where are the Makedonski monasteries? Were the monks ethnically cleansed from there too?

Just a few thoughts to work on…

 

The twenty self-governing monasteries

The sovereign monasteries, in the order of their place in the Athonite hierarchy:

  1. Great Lavra (Μεγίστη Λαύρα, Megísti Lávra)
  2. Vatopedi (Βατοπέδι or Βατοπαίδι)
  3. Iviron (Ιβήρων; ივერთა მონასტერი, iverta monasteri) – built by Georgians
  4. Hilandar (Χιλανδαρίου, Chilandariou; Хиландар) – Serbian
  5. Dionysiou (Διονυσίου)
  6. Koutloumousiou (Κουτλουμούσι)
  7. Pantokrator (Παντοκράτορος, Pantokratoros)
  8. Xiropotamou (Ξηροποτάμου)
  9. Zografou (Ζωγράφου; Зограф) – Bulgarian
  10. Dochiariou (Δοχειαρίου)
  11. Karakalou (Καρακάλλου)
  12. Filotheou (Φιλοθέου)
  13. Simonos Petra (Σίμωνος Πέτρα or Σιμωνόπετρα)
  14. Saint Paul’s (Αγίου Παύλου, Agiou Pavlou)
  15. Stavronikita (Σταυρονικήτα)
  16. Xenophontos (Ξενοφώντος)
  17. Osiou Grigoriou (Οσίου Γρηγορίου)
  18. Esfigmenou (Εσφιγμένου)
  19. Saint Panteleimon’s (Αγίου Παντελεήμονος, Agiou Panteleimonos; Пантелеймонов; or Ρωσικό, Rossikon) – Russian
  20. Konstamonitou (Κωνσταμονίτου)

 The main sketes

Map of Mount Athos

  • Kafsokalyvia
  • Lakkoskete (Lacu, Sfântul Dumitru – Romanian)
  • New Skete
  • Prodromos (Prodromu, Sfântul Ioan Botezătorul – Romanian)
  • Provata
  • Saint Anne’s Skete
  • Saint Basil’s Skete
  • Skete of Iviron
  • Skete of Koutloumousiou
  • Skete of Pantokratoros
  • Skete of Vatopedi
  • Skete of Xenophontos
  • Saint Andrew’s Skete also known as Saray (Σαράι)

BY CHRISTOS

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