Georgian Inscription

Three abbots and one hieromonk were recently visiting from Georgia. They were able to decipher a Georgian inscription on stone dated to the tenth century.

Here is the transcription line for line:

აჰა მთა ღვთისა შემწყნარებელი მ ონანულთაი ხარ ცო დვილი ლოცვა ყა ვთ

Here is the same text written with more natural word […]

Newly Renovated Kellia

First sun on the newly renovated kellia below the library.

Mountain Ridge

Advancing shadows at the end of the day distinguish a ridge from the mountain behind it. On the other side of the ridge is the hesychasterion of Saints Galakteon and Episteme. A double barred metal cross is visible on the mountaintop in the distance.

When the Elder Paisios lived at the hermitage, at night […]

Sunrise in Summertime

In the summer, the sun rises far to the north. The first rays of sunlight shine on the valley above the hesychasterion of Saints Galakteon and Episteme. A grackle perches on top of the highest cross of the bell tower.

Butterflies at the Burning Bush

Butterflies alight on the flowers of the Burning Bush.

A detail of the last photo above.

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First Sunlight on the Burning Bush

The Burning Bush in the first rays of sunlight. Buds open to reveal lilac coloured petals that later turn white.