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Photo of Mount Athos

Prodromos-9

On a skull in the ossuary of the Romanian Skete Prodromos on Mount Athos one can read the following inscription in Romanian: "Ce sunt eu, vei fi și tu. Ce ești tu, am fost și eu." (translation: What I am, you will be, too. What you are, I've been myself.), reminding the reader of the ephemerality of his life and the constant need to think of his own death.

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