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

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 […]

Why A Chinese Buddhist Became an Orthodox Athonite Monk

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 […]

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

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 […]

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