2016年6月2日 星期四

"Mount Athos".


希臘愛琴海不是只有浪漫的聖托里尼島,還有一個地方,千年來嚴禁女性入內,就連雌性動物也不准在此生存,一切都是為了確保島上的人能夠「獨善其身」。
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普京剛去參觀過的東正教的聖山——位於愛琴海中的希臘阿索斯山,逾千年來嚴禁女性入內,就連雌性動物也不得在此生存。專家解讀,沒有女性,其實是確保島上修士「獨善其身」最簡單的辦法。
想去參觀(希臘的)阿索斯山(Mount Athos,實際上是愛琴海中的半島),第一步是要向「阿索斯山朝聖管理局」交出護照複印件。每天,100名東正教、10名非東正教男性獲准前往阿索斯,在半島上的20個修道院之一當中停留三天。
女人拿不到通行證,必須留在後面,眼看著男性親朋好友在距離阿索斯半島最近的兩個港口之一搭乘輪渡。
過去1000多年以來,阿索斯半島一直禁止女性進入,甚至,女性也不得進入靠近海岸的500米海域。
斯比克博士(Dr Graham Speake)是《阿索斯山:天堂再生》一書的作者。他說,10世紀時制定的一部憲章指出,雌性動物不許在島上停留,但是憲章並並沒有明確說到女人,因為「所有的人都知道,女性不得進入男人的修道院。」
他說,這是確保修士「獨善其身」的最簡單的方法。斯比克博士認為,阿索斯山和其他修道院不同之處在於,整個半島其實被「看作一個巨大的修道院」。
但是,禁止女性入內還有另外一個和東正教傳統有關的原因。.....



Vladimir Putin is in Greece, visiting the ancient monastic polity of Mount Athos. The trip shows how nations of the same faith can compete as well as co-operate



Between Greece and Russia, the diplomatic and spiritual overlap
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Wikipedia article "Mount Athos".

中文

(ăth'ŏs, ā'thŏs) , Aktí (äk') , or Akte (–tā) , easternmost of the three peninsulas of Khalkidhikí, c.130 sq mi (340 sq km), NE Greece, in Macedonia. The narrow, northern base of the peninsula was once cut by canal dug by the Persians during Xerxes' invasion of Greece (see Persian Wars). At the southern tip of the peninsula is the theocratic community of the monks of Mount Athos, also called Hagion Oros or Ayion Oros [Gr.,=Holy Mt.], which rises to c.6,670 ft (2,030 m). Mount Athos is a community of about 20 monasteries of the Order of St. Basil of the Orthodox Eastern Church and includes c.30 sq mi (80 sq km) of territory. The first monastery was founded c.963. The community of monks (see monasticism) enjoyed administrative independence under the Byzantine and Ottoman empires and under the modern Greek government. In 1927 it was made a theocratic republic under Greek suzerainty, ruled by the patriarch of Constantinople. Karyai, the chief town of Athos, is the seat of the Holy Community, a committee made up of one representative from each monastery, which governs the monks of Mount Athos. Women and most female animals are not allowed in the religious community. The icons from Mount Athos are celebrated; the libraries contain a great wealth of Byzantine manuscripts.

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Athos Monasteries Unveil Hidden Treasures; Byzantine Works ...">Mount Athos Monasteries Unveil Hidden Treasures; Byzantine Works ...

The Western world has no other realm quite like Mount Athos, a rugged tongue of
land in northern Greece where 20 Orthodox monasteries rise in crescendo from ...
October 27, 1997 -

Athos Treasures">TRAVEL ADVISORY; More Time to See Mount Athos Treasures

The Greek exhibition of the treasures of the Mount Athos monasteries has been
extended by four months, until April 30, because of its enormous success. ...
January 11, 1998 -

  1. ATHOS MONKS DEPORTED.; Czar's Soldiers Protect Archbishop Who Went ...">ATHOS MONKS DEPORTED.; Czar's Soldiers Protect Archbishop Who Went ...

    Thus ends the picturesque story of heresy of Mount Athos; but there is much
    conjecture as to what Russia will do with the heretics at home. ...
    July 27, 1913

  2. ATHOS.">THE MONKS OF MOUNT ATHOS.

    The Treaty of Berlin says, in article 57: "The Monks of Mount Athos shall be
    maintained in the possession of their privileges and advantages, ...
    August 18, 1878


A Postcard of Mount Athos and its Monasteries

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