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Athos: The Holy Mountain by Sydney Loch

Sydney Loch was a well-travelled Scotsman who settled near Mount Athos.  His book “records the heart of Athos through the everyday life…  that heart started to beat at the dawn of Christianity… it remains today as it was when, full of zeal at the direct message of Christ,  monks crept into the caves and became the first hermits.  Today the zeal is still there, but statesman, kings and generals no longer desert thrones to become monks.” 

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