I am a witness and this is my testimony:
that man can overcome death
and become God-like through God’s grace.

Welcome to the Ascetic Experience, a site maintained by Holy Monastery of Vatopedi

Take your time, relax, and dig deeper with us.


  • unique photos from the Holy Mountain
  • spiritual counsel and advice of the Holy Fathers and Mothers
  • wisdom from ancient and contemporary sages

How to look at the site:

  • Spiritual Gift of the Day – a daily treasury of life
  • Body – passions and virtues
  • Mind – cleaning & purifying our unruly thoughts
  • Heart – connecting with your Creator

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