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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The location

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

The fathers

Elder Ephraim

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

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.

See also

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