Paterikon gives an account concerning a priest who once asked an ill monk:
25) Sophrony, Archimandrite, Saint Silouan the Athonite
, translated by R.
argues that Prochoros was not following Thomas on the question of the light of Mount Tabor (for which the Athonite
was condemned) and that Aquinas is fully Orthodox in his treatment of this question.
Again Elder Sophrony of Essex (1896-1993), the disciple and biographer of Saint Silouan the Athonite
(1866-1938), shared with his friend the Catholic priest David Balfour, who later converted to Orthodoxy, his understanding concerning silence, an understanding that emanated from his inner fructification.
More surprising perhaps (in view of some conventional Western accounts) he argues that much of Karakallou's artwork was not executed by 'in house' painter-monks, or even by local Athonite
ateliers, but imported, especially in the 18th and 19th Centuries, from as far as Limnos and Albania and latterly even showing the influence of the German Nazarenes.
The Greek Fathers of the subtitle could be either referring to: a) all Hierarchs roughly up to the Palaiologan era, with the pinnacle of theological thought being attributed by many to the Athonite
Gregory Palamas (1296-1359, Archbishop of Thessalonica 1347-59), especially for his theology of the uncreated light corresponding to the Sixth Beatitude: "Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God," Matt.
Among the topics are religious aspects of medieval state ideology in the European southeast, Byzantine fortresses to the south of the Hemus Mountains in the light of coin finds from the last decades of the sixth century, the perspective of the Bulgarian past in the court of Preslav about 900 AD, the first two centuries of the archbishopric of Ohrid, and the Athonite
Slavs in the Middle Ages.
monasteries are a striking example of religious institutions that managed to increase their properties thanks to their conciliatory attitude towards the Ottomans.
It's actually a dependency of Simonopetra, one of the most lovely of Athonite