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An equivalent of Athos for females?

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#1 Fabio Lins

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 12:46 PM

I was wondering. Is there a monastery or group of monasteries for women which hold such a significance as the ones in Mt. Athos, producing many holy women over the centuries? I ask this just out of curiosity really, so to be able to tell people where women could pilgrim to have a similar experience as visiting Mt. Athos.

#2 Rdr Andreas

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Posted 16 March 2009 - 01:31 PM

Ormylia, perhaps?

#3 John W.

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 11:25 PM

Monastery of the Archangel Michael in Thassos, Greece. It is a dependency of the Monastery of Philotheou ( Mount Athos).

See: http://www.gtp.gr/TD...ls.asp?id=18823

#4 Dcn Alexander Haig

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 06:06 AM

Whilst there are many women's monasteries in the world - Saydnaya monastery near Damascus comes particularly to mind - I don't think there are any that have the same resonance for Orthodox Christians as the Holy Mountain. As Rdr Andreas has said, though, Ormylia has a similar feel to the Holy Mountain as it is a dependency of Simonopetra.

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#5 Eric Peterson

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 09:55 PM

Diveyevo has produced many female saints, and was visited by the Mother of God.

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