October 31, 2014

“The Monks of Mt. Athos” Featured on 60 Minutes this Sunday (Pascha)

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HT: St. George Orthodox Church of Prescott This Sunday, on Pascha, CBS is airing a program on the Orthodox monasteries and monks of Mt. Athos! Don't miss this important program! NEW YORK, NY [GOARCH] -- The Holy Mountain Athos, which for over 1000 years has been a sanctuary of Orthodox Christian monasticism, and which is directly under the spiritual jurisdiction of His All Holiness, … [Read more...]

Why A Chinese Buddhist Became an Orthodox Athonite Monk

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HT: Msytagogy By Fr. Libyos On my last trip to Mount Athos I visited the Monastery of Simonopetra. It is a majestic monastery and the sky was fully blue. There I met a graceful novice monk from China. In truth, he surprised me by his presence. An Orthodox rason on a Chinese man? I was moved somewhat. I had never seen this before up close, only in pictures of missions. An inheritor of a great … [Read more...]

Has Prince Charles found his true spiritual home on a Greek rock?

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Visits spark claims of royal's commitment to Orthodoxy. On Monday night a resplendent yacht docked at the watery entrance to the world's only monastic republic. A middle-aged man, followed by two bodyguards, stepped on to the jetty of the peninsula in northern Greece and into the "state" known variously as Mount Athos, Aghio Oros and the Holy Mount. A few monks in black robes and pillar-box … [Read more...]