Monastics, Bears, Cougars, Wolves, Foxes, Squirrels & Birds

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Monastics, Bears, Cougars, Wolves, Foxes, Squirrels & Birds

Postby Maria » Thu 23 October 2014 4:30 pm

This thread is dedicated to the interaction between Monastics and wildlife that surrounds their monastery.

Please feel free to post videos and images of monastics interacting with wildlife.

A Serbian monk and the wolf

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYUeIlIjeI0

A monk and a red fox


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Re: Monastics, Bears, Cougars, Wolves, Foxes, Squirrels & Bi

Postby Dcn.Ephrem » Thu 23 October 2014 5:58 pm

Meeting of Nun and Wolves: http://stjenichanka.blogspot.com/2012/06/meeting-of-nun-and-wolves.html

This event occurred at the Serbian True Orthodox monastery of Novi Stjenik.

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Re: Monastics, Bears, Cougars, Wolves, Foxes, Squirrels & Birds

Postby Barbara » Mon 27 March 2017 1:09 am

Seemingly old photo of 3 Orthodox monastics -- location not specified by the person who posted it -- holding what appear to be geese or ducks. I assume these fowl count as 'birds' so the pic is fit to be included here ?

It caught my eye because the picture is so real - it appears warm, spontaneous and unposed.

The central figure has a cross on his klobouk.
I wonder if this could be an Archbishop ?-!

The figure on the left has a pectoral cross partly visible, so assumedly he is a hieromonk.

If anyone recognizes this photo, please tell us where it is located. It would not be likely to be anywhere in Russia
with the sign in English marking the Chapel... I thought of St Elias Skete on Mt Athos or St Panteleimon's there ?
The style of the klobouk is definitely Russian rather than Greek or other.

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Re: Monastics, Bears, Cougars, Wolves, Foxes, Squirrels & Birds

Postby Maria » Fri 31 March 2017 5:49 am

Barbara wrote:Image


That is a huge flock of birds.

Any idea who this is and when and where this photo was taken?
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Re: Monastics, Bears, Cougars, Wolves, Foxes, Squirrels & Birds

Postby Barbara » Sat 1 April 2017 2:14 am

Yes that is ! I didn't notice the birds on the ground until your remark. I only saw the ones dramatically flying about in the air.
Now I notice there are a few on the monastic's valise, too.
The photo is done so artistically, isn't it ?

I assume this might well be in Greece. However, unfortunately there is no accompanying information.

I guess some of the identity and locale of those pictured in some of the pics on this thread will remain a mystery until someone who knows the monks in question happens to arrive here to enlighten us !

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Re: Monastics, Bears, Cougars, Wolves, Foxes, Squirrels & Birds

Postby Barbara » Tue 4 April 2017 2:53 am

How's this for 'togetherness' ? - !


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