Saint Cyril the Phileos - life as philokalia
The religious significance of the Life of St. Cyril the Phileos is quite significant, due to the many quotes or paraphrases from the Bible and the writings of the Holy Fathers. The volume offers many interesting details about the monastic life of the 11th century and the beginning of the 12th century. The author presents, one by one, not only the personality of the saint, but countless other aspects of the life of that era, life, both private and religious, and the personalities of the time: Emperor Alexius I Comnenus and his mother Ana Dalassena, Eumathios Filokalis, George the Palaeologus and Ioan Ducas.
He also stages an entire world made up of ordinary people: monks, workers, warriors, innkeepers. This biography is full of small facts and interesting details, about how to eat and dress from that time, about daily occupations, about the education of children, about travel, about...
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