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Offline samkim

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"The Last Anchorite"
« on: November 23, 2009, 10:15:01 PM »
주 예수 그리스도 하느님의 아들이시여 저 이 죄인을 불쌍히 여기소서.

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Re: "The Last Anchorite"
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2009, 12:57:22 AM »
I saw this a while ago. It's amazing. I would not like to become a monk, but I certainly would like to spend some time living like that. I just couldn't do it for the whole of my life, as I want a family.

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The Last Anchorite (Great Video)
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2009, 02:42:49 AM »
"We knew not whether we were in heaven or on earth, for surely there is no such splendor or beauty anywhere on earth." The Divine Liturgy at Hagia Sophia.

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Re: "The Last Anchorite"
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2009, 02:51:29 AM »
The first and third posts, above, were posted as separate threads and I merged them into one topic.


It's an excellent documentary.  It was also discussed here:

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,22450.0.html



Father Lazaros was also shown in a BBC "Extreme Pilgrim" video, discussed and linked to here:

http://www.orthodoxchristianity.net/forum/index.php/topic,21130.0.html
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Re: "The Last Anchorite"
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2009, 03:03:58 AM »
Thanks.
"We knew not whether we were in heaven or on earth, for surely there is no such splendor or beauty anywhere on earth." The Divine Liturgy at Hagia Sophia.

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Re: "The Last Anchorite"
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2009, 03:45:39 AM »
The thing that impressed me about the Extreme Pilgrim video (the second one above) is that it shows how hard it is to be completely isolated in the middle of the desert.  It's been a while since I watched it, but if I recall correctly, the Anglican priest in the video who lived just a little while in Fr. Lazaros' cell, could barely take it.  It makes you realize how close to God Fr. Lazaros must be to live that kind of a life all the time.  It's truly remarkable.  I could never do it.
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