Dr. Kyriakos Markides on Monasticism

Dr. Kyriakos Markides on Monasticism

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As a member of the university community in the United States, Dr. Kyriakos Markides felt he had become secularized by his training. In this interview with Fr. Chris, he shares his yearning for something meaningful and how this lead him back to his Orthodox faith.

Dr. Markides also recounts how he came to travel to Mount Athos and what he experienced there. He offers the backstory on his famous book, The Mountain of Silence, in which he becomes the chauffeur of Fr. Maximos, a monk, in order to hear his stories and seek his wisdom.

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Fr. Chris Metropulos

Shaped by a life of service to Christ’s Church, Fr. Christopher has dedicated himself to using all the tools God has placed at his disposal to spread the light of Orthodoxy across America. As Founding Father and host of the Orthodox Christian Network (OCN) and the “Come Receive The Light” national Orthodox Christian radio program, he shepherds a dynamic and rapidly expanding ministry bringing joy, hope, and salvation in Jesus Christ to millions of listeners on Internet and land-based radio around the world in more than 130 countries. Fr. Christopher lives in Brookline, MA and is the President of Hellenic College Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology.