Mountain of Silence, The
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By Kyriacos C. Markides – 256 pgs.
A contemporary story of how a modern non-practicing professor at an American University found Father Maximos, a striking figure of Orthodoxy from Mount Athos who spoke to his heart, and subsequently found that the faith of his Orthodox Cypriot heritage was alive and true. A story of modern doubts and how to overcome them.
In his new book, Markides follows Father Maximos, one of Mount Athos’s monks, to the troubled island of Cyprus. As Father Maximos establishes churches, convents, and monasteries in this deeply divided land, Markides is awakened anew to the magnificent spirituality of the Orthodox Church.