CONTEMPORARY ASCETICS OF MOUNT ATHOS (VOL. I) BY ARCHIMANDRITE CHERUBIM (KARAMBELAS)
Surrounded by the tranquil Mediterranean countryside of the Holy Mountain, the ascetics of Mount Athos struggle in "unseen warfare" to achieve a state of inner silence and purity. The only monastic republic in the world, Mount Athos has been inhabited solely by monks for more than a thousand years, setting the tone of Orthodox Christian spirituality worldwide and producing a continuous stream of saints.
Do not forget that virtue is something hidden … mystically cultivated in the recesses of the heart.”