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« on: August 29, 2010, 06:25:58 AM »


Here is a story of a Georgian monk who is seeking the blessing of the
Patriarch to live on top of a 40 metre high rock column.

http://www.eurasianet.org/node/61812
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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2010, 08:26:08 PM »

Read about a Georgian monk who is making plans to be a stylite (pillar dweller) like some of the saints of old:

http://www.eurasianet.org/node/61812
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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2010, 11:55:48 PM »

This is a repeat from Fr. Ambrose's post earlier
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« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2010, 12:22:20 AM »

I merged the topics.
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« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2010, 10:09:20 AM »

I recall thinking about a year ago while I was at some service in the Finland's Valamo monastery and listening some prayer for stylites and all the other kinds of ascetics that this prayer must be a little out-dated since there aren't any that kind of ascetics anymore. Apparently it seems that I was wrong.  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2010, 12:41:21 PM »

Glory to God! I wish we had this here.
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