The Life Of Kyriacos Markides

A memoir by the sociologist of religion and enthusiast of mystical awareness

The book that was most important in my conversion to Orthodox Christianity was The Mountain of Silence: A Search for Orthodox Spirituality, by Kyriacos Markides. It’s a very readable account of a Cyprus-born sociology professor’s meetings with a monk of Mount Athos, deemed “Father Maximos” in the book (he is now Metropolitan Athanasios of Limassol). Mar…

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