Greetings to all,
I don´t find a thread for 2016 introductions, so am taking the liberty of writing a separate one to reintroduce myself following a long silence.
After retiring in January and moving from Cyprus to the south of Spain, I embarked in July on a semi-contemplative life in my home, daily praying The Hours, the Jesus Prayer and following a course of reading focused for now on the Philokalia.
I am also examining the possibility of one day taking vows as a solitary monk or even entering a monastery.
I have joined the Iglesia Ortodoxa Española, an autochthonous church that, for reasons of historical anomaly, is under the authority of the Patriarch of Serbia. In October, I expect to meet with Bishop Luka, who heads the diocese of France and Western Europe, to discuss my vocation.
I look forward to much conversation, and welcome your prayers.
Albion (Ilias) Land