Icons from Mount Athos have travelled to Austria, within the grand exhibition to be hosted at the Covent of Maria Loreto, in the federal county of Burgenwald, east from Vienna, from December 3rd to December18th.
The exhibition will open its gates to the public on Saturday, December 3, and everyone willing to join a religious and cultural journey through the Holy Land of Mount Athos is welcome.
The hagiographies’ exhibition is co-organized by the St. Nicholas and the St. Paul Convents in Mount Athos and the Athos Development Organization. From November 4 to 20, the exhibition had been in Venice, Italy.
The Saturday inaugurating event will be attended by representatives from Greek-Austrian religious, cultural and political bodies, as well as by members from tourism agencies and businesses and journalists.
During the exhibition, information on the Mount Athos icons and artwork, on the wider Athos region and the nearby tourist attractions will be provided to anyone interested.
The convent of St. Nicholas is located on the wider region of Mount Athos, in a place called Monoxylitis, is part of the convent of St. Paul, which expands in two monastic villages (skites).
Monks are not only creating hagiography masterpieces, but are producing several products, which will be also displayed during the exhibition in Austria.