Saturday, October 21, 2006

Armed police set to raid Esphigmenou

Armed police are now set to raid the Esphigmenou Monastery on Athos. It appears that, contrary to my previous announcement, some of the sentences handed out to the monks were custodial. See here. For some of the background to this and details of the manuscripts in the monastery see the previous post and comments attached to it. Patriarch Bartholomew arrives on Athos today.


  1. I found the Wikipedia article interesting. Apparently the zealous monks turned down 15 million Euros from the EU.

  2. The latest from the Esphigmenou webpage is that the Special Forces have been called off.