Talk:Vatopedi Monastery (Athos)

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A good article, but there are some discrepancies for instance: According to the article the "name of Vatopedi is derived from the flora of the surrounding countryside (‘‘vatos = shrub, ‘‘pedion = plain or ground)." well this is entirely incorrect!

The monks at Vatopedi attest the name is derived from the discovery of a child ('pedi' in Greek means child) found under a vatos (could be shrubs or a large rock or such but I am not sure of this). The way it was explained by the monks themselves is that the child was the lost son of a nobleman who prayed for his safe return, once miraculously found alive a monastery was built in dedication to the mother of God at the place where the child was found named “Vatopedi.

Kai omos, an old publication from this Monastery (written in Greek) for one of its icons describes the history/origin of the name as "OR" ... you can also refer to the "citation" within the body of the article ...Vasiliki 12:05, September 3, 2008 (UTC)

In the sketes section, what does "St. Andrew (Serri)" mean? I'm assuming this is the Apostle Andrew. —magda (talk) 15:07, May 29, 2008 (UTC)

The Vatopedi Monastery has over than 100 monks today. And i am sure about that because i recently visited.--Θεόδωρος 08:53, September 3, 2008 (UTC)

Apart form this, here exists a photo of the monastery.--Θεόδωρος 09:55, September 3, 2008 (UTC)