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Welcome To Mount Athos

Mount Athos, Greece

A reader is on pilgrimage at Mount Athos, the world center of Orthodox Christian monasticism:

Greetings from the Holy Mountain! You’ve got to make this journey at least once. It is really hard praying all night, but good hard–quite magical in fact.

Ouzo, Greek (a.k.a “Turkish”) coffee and jam greets pilgrims at Koutloumousiou Monastery.

about the author

Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Benedict Option.

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