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Christian Monks

Defeat, Humility, Joy

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 07.13.2013 | Religion
Peter A. Georgescu

A remarkable book about Russian monks, published last year, reads like something from the middle of the 19th century. You feel transported back in time to the era of Russian faith that gave birth to Tolstoy and Dostoevsky. Yet, the non-fiction tales collected in "Everyday Saints" are entirely contemporary.

The Unceasing Prayer Of Mount Athos: A Short Trip To The Edge

Scott Cairns | Posted 05.27.2011 | Religion
Scott Cairns

After years of saying the prayer, I still hungered for unceasing prayer. I wanted to know always that sweet sense of God's presence, which I tasted only fleetingly, intermittently.

Seeking God? Careful What You Ask For

John Backman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
John Backman

If you decide to pursue a deeper connection with God, hang on tight. It may be quite a ride.