The Mountain of Silence: A Search for Orthodox Spirituality

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by Kyriacos Markides

An acclaimed expert in Christian mysticism travels to a monastery high in the Mountains of Cyprus and offers a fascinating look at the Greek Orthodox approach to spirituality.

In an engaging combination of dialogues, reflections, conversations, history, and travel information, the author follows Father Maximos, a Mount Athos monk, to the troubled island of Cyprus. As Father Maximos establishes churches, convents, and monasteries in this deeply divided land, Markides is awakened anew to the magnificent spirituality of the Greek Orthodox Church.

Images of the land and the people of Cyprus and details of its tragic history enrich the Mountain of Silence. Like the writings of Castaneda, the book brilliantly evokes the confluence of an inner and outer journey. The depth and richness of its spiritual message echo the thoughts and writings of Saint Francis of Assisi and other great saints of the Church as well. The result is a remarkable work–a moving, profoundly human examination of the role and the power of spirituality in a complex and confusing world.


Author: Kyriacos Markides

Format: Paperback

Dimensions: 5.5 X 8.5 inches

Page Length: 272 pages

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