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This week, I’m featuring sections of my new book, “Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer,” the chapter on Holy Mt. Athos.  You may have seen the “60 Minutes” segment, and want to know more.  In my book, I also have a […]

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This week, I’m featuring tastes of my new book, “Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer,” the chapter on Holy Mt. Athos.  You may have seen the “60 Minutes” segment, and want to know more.  In my book, I also have a […]

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This week, I’m featuring sections of my new book, “Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer,” the chapter on Holy Mt. Athos.  You may have seen the “60 Minutes” segment, and want to know more.  In my book, I also have a […]

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I’m writing to you this week about Holy Mt. Athos, featured in a segment of CBS News’ “60 Minutes” recently and also in my new book and feature film, “Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer.” Mt. Athos has only male monks, […]

You may have seen the recent “60 Minutes” piece on the Greek peninsula, Mt. Athos, since the last 1,200 years a holy refuge for monks and prayer, where there are only twenty monasteries.  It’s almost impossible to visit there, as […]

I was reminded today of just how far down things can go in life, and how we just cannot ultimately rely on anything or anyone on earth.  That sounds so fatalistic and depressive, I know, but bear with me for […]

Can you imagine any greater thing than to have communion with God himself, and to be wholly absorbed by him ? — Evagrios of Pontus. Chapters on Prayer. 34b. Philokalia. 1. p. 179. from my Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer […]

For this Holy Time of Easter (Pasca) and Passover, I’ve been offering ancient prayers and writings.  Today, from St. John Chrysostom, the saint and ealry Christian father of what came to be the Holy Liturgy. “But why did He appear […]

Please tell everyone you know: friends, Church members, co-workers, believers and unbelievers!  “Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer,” my new book and documentary feature film on the prayer, with an unprecedented inner-view of Orthodox monasticism has an abbreviated public TV version […]

Saint John of the Ladder was born in Syria and entered the monastery at the age of sixteen. After the death of his spiritual father, Martyrius John, the saint withdrew to a hermitage, where he lived for some twenty years, […]