Katounakia Fathers (Athos)

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'''Katounakia''' is an area on [[Mount Athos]] where there are a group of cells, with many ascetics living in proximity. This is a listing of some of the elders and righteous monks who have struggled here.
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The '''Katounakia Fathers''' are a community of elders and righteous [[monk]]s who live [[asceticism|ascetic]] lives in a group of [[cell]]s in the Katounakia area of [[Mount Athos]]. Some of the elders and ascetic monks who struggle and occupy these cells are listed below:
  
 
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==The location==
 
==The location==
[[Katounakia (Athos)|Katounakia]] is a group of cells located between [[St. Anne's Skete (Athos)|St. Anne's Skete]] and [[Karoulia (Athos)
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The skete of Katounakia is a group of cells located between [[St. Anne's Skete (Athos)|St. Anne's Skete]] and [[Karoulia (Athos)|Karoulia]]
  
 
==The fathers==
 
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===Father Benjamin===
 
===Father Benjamin===
Devout all his life, Fr Benjamin entered the Holy Mountain. First he went to Elder Callinicos the Hesychast, but was unable to live with him due to having a pre-tuberculosis state. He went to Elder Pachomios, in the hut of ''Axion Estin'' (Truly it is Right). Despite his health, he had a vigil nightly and during the day he would be doing his handiwork or reading. He prayed continuously.  At the end of his life, a fool for Christ was near Athens, exclaiming, she lamented and lauded his repose.
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Devout all his life, Fr. Benjamin entered the Holy Mountain. First he went to Elder Callinicos the Hesychast, but was unable to live with him due to having a pre-tuberculosis state. He went to Elder Pachomios, in the hut of ''Axion Estin'' (Truly it is Right). Despite his health, he had a vigil nightly and during the day he would be doing his handiwork or reading. He prayed continuously.  At the end of his life, a fool for Christ was near Athens and, exclaiming, she lamented and lauded his repose.
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==See also==
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*[[Little St. Anne's Skete Fathers (Athos)#Elder Peter|Elder Peter]], who lived on the tip of Katounakia in a cell belonging to [[Little St. Anne's Skete (Athos)|Little St. Anne's Skete]].
  
 
==Source==
 
==Source==
*Athonite Fathers and Athonite Matters (Elder Paisios)|Athonite Fathers and Athonite Matters]], by Elder [[Paisios (Eznepidis)|Paisios]] the Athonite.
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*[[Athonite Fathers and Athonite Matters (Elder Paisios)|Athonite Fathers and Athonite Matters]], by Elder [[Paisios (Eznepidis)|Paisios]] the Athonite.
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[[Category: Athonite Monasteries]]

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The Katounakia Fathers are a community of elders and righteous monks who live ascetic lives in a group of cells in the Katounakia area of Mount Athos. Some of the elders and ascetic monks who struggle and occupy these cells are listed below:


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[edit] The location

The skete of Katounakia is a group of cells located between St. Anne's Skete and Karoulia

[edit] The fathers

[edit] Elder Ephraim

Elder Ephraim, born in Thessaly, struggled in Katounakia until his repose in 1962. He was known for his humility and asceticism.

[edit] Father Benjamin

Devout all his life, Fr. Benjamin entered the Holy Mountain. First he went to Elder Callinicos the Hesychast, but was unable to live with him due to having a pre-tuberculosis state. He went to Elder Pachomios, in the hut of Axion Estin (Truly it is Right). Despite his health, he had a vigil nightly and during the day he would be doing his handiwork or reading. He prayed continuously. At the end of his life, a fool for Christ was near Athens and, exclaiming, she lamented and lauded his repose.

[edit] See also

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