Αρχείο κατηγορίας MOUNT ATHOS

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

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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 support.
The higher one rises, scientists tell us, the weaker the force of gravity becomes, the less one feels the pull of the earth, the looser one’s connection with it becomes, the easier one can shrug off its pressures and demands, the lighter one becomes.

Συνέχεια ανάγνωσης Holy Mount Athos: A universal presence and a heavenward orientation