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General News of Mount Athos 2011

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December 25, 2011, CBS News (60 Minutes). Bob Simon steps back in time when he gets rare access to monks in ancient monasteries on a remote Greek peninsula who have lived a Spartan life of prayer in a tradition virtually unchanged for a thousand years..
December 15, 2011, Russian Orthodox Church, Official Web Site of the Department for External Church Relations Metropolitan Hilarion arrives in Holy Mount Athos
December 7, 2011, Mystagogy. The Weblog of John Sanidopoulos The Miraculous Icon of Saint Nicholas of the Oyster at Stavronikita Monastery
December 2, 2011, Stella Tsolakidou, The Greek Reporter Mount Athos Icons Exhibition to be Hosted at Austrian Maria Loreto Convent
November 30, 2011, Irish Times Relic of Virgin Mary causes Moscow's worst traffic jams in years
November 29, 2011, Interfax Russia will save Orthodoxy on Earth, Rector of Athos monastery believes
November 29, 2011, New York Times - Emerging Europe Real Time Miracles Epidemic Hits Moscow, Cleric Says
November 29, 2011, Russkiy Mir Foundation Information Service Russian president meets with monks frrom Mount Athos' Vatopedi Monastery
November 28, 2011, The Voice of Russia Holy belt to cement faith - Patriarch Kirill
Moscow, November 28, 2011, RIA Novosti About 800,000 worshipped Christian relic in week
Moscow, November 26, 2011, Nun Cornelia (Rees), Pravoslavie RU "Most Holy Mothjer Of God, Save Us!" The Cincture of the Virgin Mary Comes to Russia
Moscow, November 26, 2011, RT News Power of attraction: Pilgrims flock to Our Lady's Belt
Moscow, November 25, 2011, The Voice of Russia Hard way to God
Moscow, November 25, 2011, The Voice of Russia 500,000 have seen Virgin Mary's Belt in Moscow
Moscow, November 23, 2011, The Voice of Russia The cincture of the Holy Mary in Russia
Moscow, November 22, 2011, RIA Novosti Russians queue to see holy relic
November 19, 2011, Katie Cannon, Senior Multimedia Editor, MSNBC Russians brave cold, snow to see holy belt of Mother of God in Moscow
Moscow, November 18, 2011, The Voice of Russia The Belt of the Mother of God arrives in Moscow
Moscow, November 10, 2011, Stella Tsolakidou, Greek Reporter State Historical Museum of Moscow Hosts Mount Athos Photo Exhibit
Moscow, November 7, 2011, Brooklyn, NY., Nikos Michalis Spanakos, Greek News. Greek-American Weekly Newspaper Mt. Athos: Monks — Admiration, Not Emulation
November 7, 2011, Russkiy Mir Mt. Athos in 3D (commentary)
opening paragraph:
The exhibit Mount Athos: Images of a Holy Land has opened at the new exhibition hall of the State Historical Museum. Without any exaggeration, there has never been such an exhibit in this venerable museum.
St. Petersburg, October 20, 2011, Google News (AFP) Putin welcomes Greek 'fertility-boosting' relic to Russia
October 13, 2011, Ekathimerini Consular Corps visits Mount Athos
October 10, 2011, Interfax Yanukovych meets with Ecumenical Patriarch on Mount Athos, says source
October 8, 2011, Andy Dabilis, Greek Reporter Papandreou Wants Church to Pay More
October 8, 2011, Go2Halkidiki News Visit to Mount Athos Oik. Patriarchi
October 7, 2011, Athens News Patriarch Bartholomew on visit to Mount Athos, Thessaloniki
October 7, 2011, Ekathimerini Church mulling greater contribution
October 4, 2011, Alain Sallis, The Guardian Orthodox church appears to be exempt from austerity measures. Property tax levied across Greece will not apply to the church, whose financial status is coming under closer scrutiny as debt crisis continues
September 30, 2011, The Voice of Russia Russian monastery in Greece revives
September 18, 2011, Veneta Pavlova, Radio Bulgaria Bulgarian monks in Mount Athos during the Middle Ages (Translated by Daniela Konstantinova)
with illustration: "Zograf Monastery 1936, a painting by Tsanko Lavrenov"
September 17, 2011, Daily News Mt Athos Through Boissonnas' Eyes
September 16, 2011, Fani Toli, Greek Reporter Exhibition on Mt. Athos in Sofia
Exhibition by FoMA member Doug Patterson
September 16, 2011, Ben Steelman, Star News Online Poet Cairns to speak on Mt. Athos, monks
FoMA member Scott Cairns, author of Short Trip to the Edge
Paris, September 13, 2011, Fred Boissonas Exhibition on Mt. Athos in Paris
September 13, 2011, Ekathimerini Planning a trip to Greece? Two travel writers offer advice on avoiding the fallout from the country's current woes
An interview with FoMA member Chris Deliso of the Lonely Planet and Sherry Marker (Frommers Travel Guides)
June 15, 2011, New Proepistate of the Holy Mountain Enthroned. The ceremony was conducted at the Protaton church (in Greek)
April 19, 2011, Mystagogy. The Weblog of John Sanidopoulos Holy Week and Pascha on Mount Athos
Athens, March 29, 2011, Christine Pirovolakis, Monks resist paying taxes
Reprinted in Mystagogy. The Weblog of John Sanidopoulos
February 26, 2011, Mystagogy. The Weblog of John Sanidopoulos Monk Joseph: Athonite Protector of the Greek Air Force

Header Image: View of the Holy Mountain from a balcony at Stavronikita Monastery, with elements of the katholikon in the foreground.
Photograph by Robert W. Allison, © 2008.