Why do men visit Mount Athos?
Posted 04 April 2011 - 04:52 PM
Posted 04 April 2011 - 05:17 PM
I would say this would be the main reason as every one is spiritually ill and can only be cured by God. Mount Athos is renowned for the devoutness of its monks so it is a natural place to go to be near God. Wanting to go for this reason is most likely a sign of some spiritually healing taking place as it shows that one wants to be near God and is not that ill so as to reject Him. There may also be men going hoping to be healed of physical illness.
Extremely ill and want to pray and worship God?
I don't think they would order anyone to Mount Athos.
Are they ordered to go by Psycotherpist, Doctors
I'm a little confused by this and what does E.I. mean?.
Bad behavior, EI
Posted 04 April 2011 - 05:28 PM
Men go to a monastery for many reasons, but a person cannot be ordered to become a monastic by anyone. In fact people who are mentally unstable or who are unrepentant criminals are generally not accepted in a monastic community. Going to a monastery is not a punishment or an alternative to prison or for going to a hospital for medical treatment. The only reason anyone should go to a monastery is to pray and worship God (although some just go to be tourists - which is just wrong).
Fr David Moser
Posted 04 April 2011 - 09:14 PM
Why go anywhere?
Posted 05 April 2011 - 12:00 AM
Sorry, I wrote it backwards IE (Ect Ect). If you have a serious illness as cancer what would be the amount of time you can stay, and is there a fee. Thank You for such a quik response
There are several threads on Mount Athos and this forum has a section devoted to Athos itself. You might start looking there. As far as how long can one stay, it is a general rule 4 days and 3 nights. Extensions are allowed with reason. Costs are of the heart except for transportation fees.
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