On Mount Athos during the three days of the Holy Spirit, Mitsotakis

The president of New Democracy, Kyriakos Mitsotakis, together with his son Konstantinos, will go to Mount Athos on the weekend for the three days of the Holy Spirit (June 3-4), where he will stay for 1-2 days.

Specifically, according to, Kyriakos Mitsotakis is expected to go to Mount Athos on Saturday night and will stay all day Sunday.

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According to the same report, the visit will be of a pilgrimage nature and if in the end Mr. Mitsotakis and his entourage spend the night on Mount Athos, this will be done either at the Vatopedi Monastery or at Simonos Petra, or at the Xenophontos Monastery, the latter being the one was visited by his father Konstantinos Mitsotakis when he was on Mt.

In Karyes, he will be welcomed by the members of the Holy Episcopate, namely the Protoepistatis Fr. Christophoros Iberitis, Fr. Nikiforos from the Philotheou Monastery, Fr. Theofilos from the Pantokratoros Monastery and Fr. Hieronymos from the Holy Monastery of Simonos Petras.

It is noted that Kyriakos Mitsotakis is visiting Mount Athos as the leader of a political party and therefore cannot be received by a prime minister, nor by the Holy Community, as he only meets current heads of state and prime ministers.

In the recent transfer of the icon of “Axion Esti” to Athens, Kyriakos Mitsotakis met with the members of the Holy Epistle, who expressed to him their desire to visit Mount Athos and he pledged that this would take place between the two election contests.

It is even worth noting that the president of New Democracy had not gone to Mount Athos during the four years he was prime minister.

The political significance of the visit

Kyriakos Mitsotakis will also be next Friday in Larissa and possibly in other areas of Thessaly and on Saturday June 3 he will tour Thessaloniki, where he will have contacts with party officials.

The visit of the president of New Democracy to Thessaloniki and Mount Athos, however, is not completely unrelated to the elections that will most likely take place on June 25. It aims to attract more right-wing members of New Democracy, who claim to have contacts with churchmen. circles.

One of them is the voters of the “Niki” party, which with 172,206 votes and a percentage of 2.92% found a breath before entering the Parliament and as it has been revealed, its leadership and executives have bases in Mount Athos.

According to, among the Monasteries that fervently support NIKI are the Monasteries of Filotheou and Karakallos, as well as hermitages, cells and monastery parts, while… the mentor of the party is Fr. Euthymios from the Anastaseos-Kapsala cell, which is part of the Holy Monastery of Stavronikita and is located in Karyes.

Fr. Euthymios and the Philotheou Monastery have raised a large part of NIKI’s election campaign, based on an anti-conciliar rhetoric – the Philotheu Monastery lost 7 monks to coronavirus and in a short period of time – but also on opinions based on the triptych “patris -religion-family”.

Kyriakos Mitsotakis aims to emphasize his presence, while information says that he will refer to a large program for Mount Athos, which will be implemented by the next government.

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It is worth noting that the autonomous monastic state of Mount Athos is the self-governing part of the Athos Peninsula, which is governed, according to its status, by its 20 Holy Monasteries. Its management is carried out by representatives of the Holy Monaries, who constitute the Holy Community.

Elections therefore do not concern the lives of the monks, who have always abstained from voting.

The Holy Community does not allow polling stations to be set up within the self-governing part of the Athos Peninsula and is therefore shown in gray on the electoral map of Greece.

Of course, those monks who wish can vote outside Mount Athos, at the local polling stations that are registered or at the nearest polling center located in Ouranoupoli. Previously, monks did not have the right to vote, but this changed over time.

This is why it appears in gray on the electoral map of Greece.

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2023-05-26 19:34:50