HOLY MONASTERY OF ESPHIGMENOU'S ANNOUNCEMENT
The persecution of the monks of the traditional and historical Monastery of Esphigmenou in Holy Mount Athos continues relentlessly. Thirteen brothers were sentenced today to prison by the criminal courts of Thessaloniki, because supposedly "remain unlawfully" and "impede the functioning" of our Monastery.
We, the 105 monks of the traditional Monastery of Esphigmenou, faithful to the Church's Holy Rules and traditions, piously declare that we adhere scrupulously what we inherited from our brothers monks, operating continuously and legally in the historical building of our Holy Monastery, for 1500 consecutive years .
So today we continue to "operate" in accordance with the requirements of the law but also in accordance with the sacred rules and traditions.
At the Press Office of Historical Holy Monastery of Esphigmenou - Mount Athos