Author: Constantine Cavarnos
Life, art, and thought on the Holy Mountain of Athos. In this fascinating and inspiring book, the author describes the monk’s daily routine of activities, including private and corporate prayer, study, and work. Through questions, he elicits the views of the monks on monasticism, contemporary mankind, philosophy, solitude, fasting, prayer and other topics. An authority on Byzantine art, he gives detailed observations of superb frescoes and panels icons, pointing out the role they play in the life of the monks, and also deals with the architecture of the churches and the music that is chanted in them.