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ATHOS

The famous "Holy Mountain" or peninsula that projects into the Aegean Sea from the coast of Macedonia and terminates in Mount Athos. Some twenty Orthodox monasteries have been situated on the peninsula, containing valuable manuscripts and works of art.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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