On mount Athos celebrated the 500th anniversary of the arrival of the monk Maxim the Greek in Moscow

The Liturgy on mount Athos in honor of St. Maxim the Greek

In 1518, the monk Maxim the Greek arrived in Moscow, where he began translating and editing the spiritual books.

On the Holy Mount Athos held celebrations dedicated to the 500th anniversary of the arrival in Moscow of the monk of Vatopedi monastery, the monk Maxim the Greek, the website of the DECR of the ROC.

In the festive divine services took part the head of the Moscow Patriarchate office for institutions abroad, Archbishop of Vienna and Budapest Anthony.

Hierarch was welcomed by the hegumen of the monastery, Archimandrite Ephraim. Bowing to the shrines of the main monastery Church, the Archbishop had a long conversation with father Abbot, in which, in particular, discussed the issues on the agenda of inter-Orthodox relations.

During lithium, according to the tradition of the Vatopedi monastery, the Assembly hall held a meeting, which was attended by guests, pilgrims and monks of the monastery. Addressing those present, Archbishop Anthony noted that the Russian Church gratefully remembers the contribution of the Vatopedi monastery in the matter of the approval of Orthodoxy in sacred Russia and honor of St. Maximus as a model of monastic obedience, as the great educator and Confessor

In 1518, at the request of Grand Prince Vasily III the monk of the Vatopedi monastery Maxim came to Moscow, where he began translating and editing the spiritual books. The monk reposed January 21, 1556. He was buried at the Northwest wall of the Church dukhovskoy Trinity-St. Sergius Lavra.

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