The Brethren: Most Northern Monks: Russian Orthodox

Thank you.


Gaining glimpses into the everyday practical lives of people following their faith around the world offer us much in terms of revelation, illumination, education and hope. We can realise that we share common difficulties, common hopes and dreams as well as concerns and fears. Earlier in my blog I posted several posts [now in Archives] concerning one of my own  very favourite examples of living faith, Father Lazarus at the St Antony’s monastery in Egypt, who chooses to live, work and pray in the remote caves high up behind the monastery that St Antony himself inhabited. What is it about/in certain of us that chooses to seek and listen to God in these inauspicious and often challenging geographical places, to seek that perfect solitude within where we may meet God? Whilst this blog is entitled Living in the Monastery without walls, and describes those of us who live outside formal enclosure, yet follow a…

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