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Offline Irish Hermit

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To live as a modern stylite
« 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

Offline Eugenio

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Georgian Monk Builds Stairway to Heaven
« 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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Re: Georgian Monk Builds Stairway to Heaven
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2010, 11:55:48 PM »
This is a repeat from Fr. Ambrose's post earlier
Vain existence can never exist, for "unless the LORD builds the house, the builders labor in vain." (Psalm 127)

If the faith is unchanged and rock solid, then the gates of Hades never prevailed in the end.

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Re: To live as a modern stylite
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2010, 12:22:20 AM »
I merged the topics.

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Re: To live as a modern stylite
« 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.  :)

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Re: To live as a modern stylite
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2010, 12:41:21 PM »
Glory to God! I wish we had this here.