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Can women send letters to Mount Athos


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#1 Eleanor Sara Teasdale

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Posted 14 December 2012 - 05:57 PM

I just wondered if women were allowed to send letters to the monasteries in Mount Athos, e.g. sending prayer requests or asking for spiritual guidance.

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#2 Marianthy

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 01:16 AM

I used to email frequently with a wise Geronda from Athos.

Hope this helps.

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#3 Effie Ganatsios

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 07:27 AM

My cousin is a monk in the Iberon monastery. My mother who is 85 frequently communicates with him, but I, who am younger, have been discouraged. Ask the head of the monastery if it is allowed.

#4 Richard A. Downing

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 04:57 PM

We don't say, at a monk's tonsuring, that he has died to the world for nothing. There is a difference between writing to a monk and writing to a monastery, however.

#5 Niko Barounis

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Posted 15 December 2012 - 10:39 PM

how would one go abt contacting a monk at Athos?

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 03:49 AM

Athosfriends.org has the mailing addresses and other information on contacting the monasteries. There is no restrictions on who can send mail.

#7 Niko Barounis

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Posted 16 December 2012 - 05:11 AM

Athosfriends.org has the mailing addresses and other information on contacting the monasteries. There is no restrictions on who can send mail.



Wow--thanks Kosta




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