MOUNT ATHOS, GREECE - 9 MAY 2014: Exterior view of the Holy Monastery of Iviron, in Mount Athos, Greece, on May 9th 2014.
The Iviron monastery ranks third in the hierarchy of the Athonite monasteries. The library of Iviron monastery contains 2000 manuscripts, 15 liturgical scrolls, and 20,000 books, most of which are in Georgian, Greek, Hebrew and Latin.
Mount Athos is a mountain and peninsula in Greece. A World Heritage Site and autonomous polity in the Hellenic Republic, Athos is home to 20 stavropegial Eastern Orthodox monasteries under the direct jurisdiction of the patriarch of Constantinople. Greeks commonly refer to Mount Athos as the "Holy Mountain".
- 2014 Gianni Cipriano
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