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Athos: The Colors of Faith in Turin

Athos: The Colors of Faith
Exhibition of photographs by Stratos Kalafatis
Curation: Aphrodite Economidou and Enrico Debandi
Opening: Sunday, September 20, 2015, 18:00
September 20 – October 25, 2015
Palazzo Saluzzo Paesana, Via della Consolata 1bis, Torino, Italy
Tuesday – Saturday: 15.00 – 19.00
Sunday: 11.00 – 19.00
Monday: closed
Admission is free
Visits outside opening hours and guided tours by appointment: tel. +39 347 0103021

The cultural association Piemonte–Grecia, Santorre di Santarosa, in collaboration with the Hellenic Foundation for Culture and the Cultural Association of Palazzo Saluzzo Paesana, presents the exhibition of award-winning Greek photographer Stratos Kalafatis entitled Athos, the Colors of Faith. The exhibition, a production of the Educational Foundation of the National Bank of Greece, will be inaugurated with the artist present, Sunday, September 20, 2015, at 18.00, in Palazzo Saluzzo Paesana and will run until October 25, 2015 as part of Spirituality 2015 Festival in Turin. Parallel events are planned during the exhibition run. After Turin, the exhibition will travel to Rome and Trieste in 2016. Continue reading Athos: The Colors of Faith in Turin

Hosios Loukas

The church complex of St. Loukas – Hosios Loukas – in Phokis is the largest and also the best preserved 11th-century monastery complex in Greece and a monument on the UNESCO Worldwide Heritage List. It lies on the slopes of Mount Helikon, opposite Parnassos.

Mosaic Decoration – Hosios Loukas.The basic source of information for Hosios Loukas and his monastery is the Life composed by an anonymous disciple a few years after his death. According to this, the saint was a monk in the region of Central Greece. In 946/7 he settled on the present site of the monastery, where he founded an informal monastic community and lived until his death at the age of 56, in 953. His great talents were his miraculous ability to heal the faithful and his capacity to prophesy the future – skills that were conducive to his having close relationships with outstanding figures in the aristocracy of Thebes. General Krinites founded a church in the name of Saint Barbara in 946, during the lifetime of the saint. Continue reading Hosios Loukas