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Early monks

21 January 2008

Narrow Pathways has a nice story about early monks, that would fit rather well into our recent “fools for Christ” synchroblog

One of the joys I have discovered in this entry into Orthodoxy is learning about Christians who lived in the first hundred years after Christ. Many of them chose to spend years in remote locations in order to learn more about their faith and God Himself. They originally came from homes of wealth, impressive educational backgrounds and were disheartened with the pursuits of men and the desire for power and prestige. I had always considered such individuals as a bit crazy and self-centered who were just fed up with life and chose to just isolate themselves from humanity.

This post too would have fitted in rather well with our recent  synchroblog on holy foolishness.

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