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  • Print publication year: 2020
  • Online publication date: October 2020

15 - Aspects of Spiritual Life in Greek Monasteries

from Part II - Greek Orthodox Monasticism


The focus of this chapter is on Orthodox monasteries as spiritual centres. The nature of Orthodox monastic spirituality in the Holy Land is examined from hagiographical and theological writing. The theme of the chapter is the continuity of early monastic traditions and the adherence of the monasteries to ideals and practices that had their roots in the early Christian ‘golden age’ of monasticism.