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The blessed Theotokos and Mount Athos


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#21 Kris

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Posted 05 November 2007 - 04:33 PM

There have been a few exceptions to the ban. During the Greek Civil War, Mount Athos granted sanctuary to refugees, including women and girls.


I've heard the same was true during WWII at which time sanctuary was granted to Jewish women fleeing persecution (how many I don't know).

#22 Nina

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Posted 05 November 2007 - 04:50 PM

I've heard the same was true during WWII at which time sanctuary was granted to Jewish women fleeing persecution (how many I don't know).


Wow! Thank you for this information. I never knew this! (My maternal great-grandmother was Jewish.)




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