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MONK OF MOUNT ATHOS

Author: ARCHIMANDRITE SOPHRONY SAKHAROV #: 10143

Silouan, an unlettered young peasant from the heart of European Russia, finished his military service in the autumn of 1892 and within a week set off for the Russian Monastery of St Panteleimon on Mount Athos. There, rooted in a tradition reaching back to the very beginnings of Christian monasticism, he came to a personal experience of Christianity akin to that of the Desert Fathers.

This account of Silouan`s life, written by his disciple Archimandrite Sophrony, reveals not only Silouan`s personality and teaching, but also the spiritual struggles which truly made him a staretz (i.e., a monk whose God-given wisdom and insight enable him to serve as a spiritual guide for others.)

ISBN: 9780913836156  Binding: Paperback, 124 pages
Price: € 14.33 £ 11.40 $ 18.52