The region of Katunakia with the holy relics (skulls) of Saints Ephraim and Daniel of Katunakia and their cells

Not far, and at higher altitude from Karoulia, one finds the Katounakia hesychasterion. The scenery here is calmer compared to that of Karoulia. The region of Katounakia is a group of cells located between St. Anne’s Skete and Karoulia. The name of katunakia comes from some monks from Egypt which came and settled here. They tried to employ an asceticism similar with the one from Egypt but the fathers advised them that here the climate is much more difficult – a colder environment with a lot of humidity. Unfortunately, the Egyptian ascetics didn’t listen and they died shortly after. After … Continue reading The region of Katunakia with the holy relics (skulls) of Saints Ephraim and Daniel of Katunakia and their cells