Spiritual guidance on Mount Athos
Spiritual guidance is the main work of Mount Athos, the most important ministry that the Athonite Fathers perform for one another and for the world. Athonites have been providing spiritual guidance for over a thousand years, in a tradition that dates back to the Fourth Century Desert Fathers. The recent monastic renewal of the Mountain is a testament to the continued power of the Fathers to attract disciples and pilgrims to hear their word. The studies included in this volume examine some of the many aspects of this venerable tradition, as it developed on Mount Athos and as passed down through monks and nuns, spiritual fathers and clergymen, lay men and women, in other parts of Greece and in the world.