Talk:Vatopedi Monastery (Athos)
A good article, but there are some discrepancies for instance: According to the article the "name of Vatopedi is derived from the flora of the surrounding countryside (‘‘vatos = shrub, ‘‘pedion = plain or ground)." well this is entirely incorrect!
The monks at Vatopedi attest the name is derived from the discovery of a child ('pedi' in Greek means child) found under a vatos (could be shrubs or a large rock or such but I am not sure of this). The way it was explained by the monks themselves is that the child was the lost son of a nobleman who prayed for his safe return, once miraculously found alive a monastery was built in dedication to the mother of God at the place where the child was found named “Vatopedi.
- Kai omos, an old publication from this Monastery (written in Greek) for one of its icons describes the history/origin of the name as "OR" ... Vasiliki 12:05, September 3, 2008 (UTC)
The Vatopedi Monastery has over than 100 monks today. And i am sure about that because i recently visited.--Θεόδωρος 08:53, September 3, 2008 (UTC)