Orthodox Churches

5.2 magnitude earthquake and aftershocks near Mount Athos

5.2 magnitude earthquake and aftershocks near Mount AthosAn earthquake of magnitude 5.2 on the Richter scale occurred earlier in the morning in Greece (at 1.50 at night, Greek time) in the sea area of Mount Athos.

The epicentre of the earthquake was the same as the 4.4 magnitude earthquake. In particular, according to the Institute of Geodynamics of the National Observatory of Athens, the epicentre of the earthquake was recorded 22 km southwest of Mount Athos, while the focal depth was 17.5 km.

Migrants destroyed the church of Saint George in Lesvos

Migrants destroyed the church of Saint George in Lesvos
Migrants destroyed the church of Saint George in Lesvos
Migrants destroyed the church of Saint George in Lesvos
Migrants destroyed the church of Saint George in Lesvos

After the arson of the Reception and Identification Center of Moria that took place two weeks ago, migrants stayed temporarily in the church of Saint George and caused its total destruction.

Mount Athos: From generators and firewood to solar energy

Mount Athos: From generators and firewood to solar energyOn the operation of Diesel generators and the extensive use of firewood has been relying on for years the peninsula of Mount Athos for energy production, where there is no connection or provision for connection to the country’s power grid and no electricity distribution network.

As part of the search for alternative ways of energy production in the Holy Community, an invitation to submit proposals to the Operational Program “Central Macedonia” for the utilization of photovoltaic systems on Mount Athos was published a few days ago by the Region of Central Macedonia. The environmentalist Tryfon Chatziioannou pointed out to ANA-MPA that “a proposal is being prepared by the community of Mount Athos to respond to the invitation that provides the installation of photovoltaic systems.”

Russian PM to pay a two-day visit to Mount Athos

Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin will go on a pilgrimage to Mount Athos on Thursday for two days.

The Russian prime minister will pay an unofficial visit to Mount Athos and he will reportedly meet the Mount Athos authorities travel in Karyes and will stay at the Saint Panteleimon Monastery where monks of mainly Russian origin live.

The Virgin Mary of Kykkos was honored by the Greek Brotherhood in Cyprus

The Virgin Mary of Kykkos was honored by the Greek Brotherhood in Cyprus
The Virgin Mary of Kykkos was honored by the Greek Brotherhood in Cyprus
The Virgin Mary of Kykkos was honored by the Greek Brotherhood in Cyprus
The Virgin Mary of Kykkos was honored by the Greek Brotherhood in Cyprus

Two great events that connect the Egyptian Hellenism were honored by the Greek Brotherhood of Cypriots in Alexandria.