Category Archives: Book Reviews

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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Fr Stephen’s reading List for Lent

Here are some texts / books you might like to read this Lent. It is not intended that you should read them all before Pascha, but try to read them one day.

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An exciting and inspiring elder: Elder Aimilianos

One of the most inspiring and exciting Orthodox elders of our time is Elder Aimilianos of Simonopetra (1934 – 2019). Veronica Davies reviews one of his talks.

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