His All-Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, is expected to visit Mount Athos on October 19-22, 2019, on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the construction of the Xenophontos Monastery catholicon.

In Holiness will be officially welcomed by the Proton (one of the four members of the Holy Supervision), the Holy Primates and the Representatives of the 20 Athonite Holy Monasteries. The following day, a Divine Liturgy will take place.

The Delegation of the Ecumenical Patriarch is expected to be Paul, Metropolitan of Drama, Stefanos, Metropolitan of Kallioupolis and Madytos, Amphilochios, Metropolitan of Adrianople, and Deacon Gregory, the Second Secretary of the Holy and Sacred Synod. During his visit, his Eminence plans to visit also other monasteries, such as the Vatopedi Monastery and the Propaton church to venerate the holy icon of Panagia "Axion Esti", the icon of the Virgin Mary.