Asceticism or Pleasure?

Asceticism or Pleasure?

If I was to ask any Christian what is more detrimental to your spiritual life, asceticism or pleasure, I think the answer would be asceticism. Pleasure is good, it is what God wants for us, right…? Let us look at two examples from the Bible, the first is Solomon, who...

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Keeping Contemporary Conveniences at Bay

Keeping Contemporary Conveniences at Bay

In this interview Nikolaos Koios, Editor-in Chief of Pemptousia, and Elder Elisaios, Abbot of the Holy Monastery of Simonos Petras, Mt Athos, Greece, discuss the concern of modern conveniences on Mt. Athos.  They aren’t necessarily talking about wifi or Google, but automobiles and electricity.  “We are careful how we use...

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