South-Eastern Europe Brigade (SEEBRIG) - formation established by seven participating nations in order to contribute to the regional security and stability in the Euro-Atlantic area

Cultural trip to Saint Athos for SEEBRIG’s Nucleus Staff, 18 – 19 November 2017

From 18 to 19 November 2017, SEEBRIG HQ organized a cultural trip to Saint Athos (Agio Oros) for its male nucleus staff. In total 26 SEEBRIG members participated in the visit.

   The participants were split into three groups and visited three different monasteries, Osiou Grigoriou, Agiou Dionisiou and Zografou monastery, where they spent the night and participated in the monasteries’ activities and services.
The chairman of the PMSC/SEDM-CC, Ambassador Eleftherios ANGELOPOULOS, also participated in the event and had the time and chance to spend a whole weekend with SEEBRIG community and discuss with its personnel for various issues.
The whole activity was a great opportunity for everyone to get familiarized with the ascetic life of monks, to admire the unique architecture of the monasteries and live for a short time in a spiritual and revitalizing environment, that its main characteristics are order, peace and communication with the divine.