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Short Trip to the Edge: Where Earth Meets Heaven--A Pilgrimage based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
i felt i was walking the trails with him. Scott adds his poetic voice to his travel, spiritual narrative. As a non-Orthodox Christian, it provided me a glimpse of what "goes on inside of Mt. Athos." I wanna go!
Orthodox Christians curious about the Holy Mountain and Monastic life in the Monastic Republic of Mt. Athos will enjoy this read. The author takes you along on his pilgrimage through a millennium of Orthodox tradition and history. Scott Cairns pilgrimage to the Holy Mountain is well written and delves into the ancient traditions and ceremonies that have been practiced in the 20 plus monasteries on the mountain for over a thousand years. A modern day look at the Byzantine era helps one re-discover the mysteries of religion, Orthodoxy and God.