Concepts create idols; only wonder grasps anything. - St Gregory of Nyssa

Monday, October 6, 2014

Mount Athos

"The depth of their devotion defies description."

I had never seen this 60 Minutes segment about Mount Athos. I discovered it in a comment on Fr Stephen Freeman's blog, Glory to God for All Things.

"We didn't understand the words; we really didn't have to."

Watch part 1:

"Kyrie eleison, kyrie eleison, kyrie eleison..."

Watch part 2:

" Holiness seemed to seep from the very stones."

"What I am talking about is the art of salvation."

"The first thing a monk does is embrace and love death."

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