The holy mountain: monks of Mount Athos – photo essay The holy mountain: monks of Mount Athos – photo essay Mount Athos is the spiritual capital of the Orthodox Christian world, consisting of 20 monasteries and approximately 2,000 monks. Photographer Rick Findler visited the oldest surviving monastic community in the world by Rick Findler and Matt Fidler Advertisements

Holy Mount Athos: A universal presence and a heavenward orientation

  Metropolitan of  Nikolaos of Mesogaias and Lavreotikis   The spiritual influence of Mount Athos is indisputable and certainly stems from the fact that many men have attained holiness through their secret ascetic struggles there. In recent years many pilgrims have found peace of mind and repose on the Mountain, together with spiritual guidance and […]