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There's a free documentary that's about an hour long on YouTube in pieces about Mt Athos. I think my curiosity would get the better of me and I would have to go!There is a movie playing next weekend.
It is about a Greek monastery, on Mt. Athos, where women are not allowed.View attachment 48554
It's strange I can choose to go to this, being a woman and all.
Mixed thoughts on whether I should go. I will see several parishioners of one of the Orthodox churches I once attended.
oh yes, I think you mentioned this before. I'll look it up https://www.motga.org/There's a free documentary that's about an hour long on YouTube in pieces about Mt Athos. I think my curiosity would get the better of me and I would have to go!
They have what they say is the only female ROCOR monastery in in US in North Georgia, and I am extremely curious. Maybe when it cools off a little!
I won't go see that film.
Idk. I haven't ever tried to pretend to be something I wasn't, I don't think? I like being a woman, for the most part, save the nature bits that dictate so much of my lifestyle.I won't go see that film.
I feel like being more responsible and choosing to give these Mt. Athos men more privacy and respect.
There was a post on another forum that went something like this..."we want our own space, no girls allowed, like the little rascals, you remember that show? they had a clubhouse for just the boys."
This is an extreme example; in no way compares to a holy and reverent island like Mt. Athos, save for the fact there's only men there.
That poster was right, I had never really thought about how it was a need and a right for men to have their own space, separate from women.
I thought I was so sanctimonious because I was honest I was female(not pretending to be a male poster)
Soon after, I left that forum, they had helped me and taught me and I had encouraged and admired and shown gratitude.
How could I go see this movie about private life on Mt. Athos and not give anything back to those men?
hmmm, I don't know of Roosh's early journey except for what I had read on that other forum with one or two linked articles.Idk. I haven't ever tried to pretend to be something I wasn't, I don't think? I like being a woman, for the most part, save the nature bits that dictate so much of my lifestyle.
Early in his journey, Roosh posted a video in Russian (I believe) of some mountain fathers living their day-to-day life and I watched the whole thing. It was interesting! I wish I remembered what it was. I would share it with you! The monastery was a little dilapidated, so I guess I would really just be curious to see what a really well funded mountain monastery looks like! I really like Byzantine art.
Good points and I pray that these monks were compensated and I can only guess that there were several there who were against being filmed, being observed from the outside world. All of a sudden they are thrust into this world. They are now Of this world.I'm sure the monks would not have allowed the video or a movie to be filmed without permission. We can support them with donations and prayer. They pray for all of us constantly.
Women have their own monasteries. I see no problem with the separation. We know that we women are a distraction.
God knew what He was doing; only the men were priests. It's something the Orthodox Church continues and I'm thankful for that.
lol Protestants don't have confession! I have often thought about how Confession must be very cathartic!The Ten Commandment that I'm working the hardest on is "Thou shall not bear false witness"
When reading up on confession, there's guidance on what each Commandment means and how you are following or breaking it. This audit before confession builds a sheet of sins you can become contrite about and ask for forgiveness.
When wondering how to follow the Ten Commandments, first research confession and how to confess.
Thanks!Orthodox confession is different from the Catholic confession and it is much, much more than the 10 Commandments. If you wish to read further there are excellent sources out there. Here is just one on the preparation, and some of the questions you ask yourself: https://www.stgeorgehermitage.org/guideforholyconfession
Good one to work on with your kids.lol Protestants don't have confession! I have often thought about how Confession must be very cathartic!
I am working through idolatry with my kids.
My great grandma's church is probably better than none at all! All the Catholic churches here are Hispanic, and there is no Orthodoxy in the South. At least, not close enough to make it feasible.Good one to work on with your kids.
I'm sorry I am not interested in Protestantism my online friend, although my maternal grandfather was at one time Protestant. Also I just learned the late queen was anglican protestant-that must be what the Church of England is?
Thank you for this link, it does go into more detail. I am not Catholic.Orthodox confession is different from the Catholic confession and it is much, much more than the 10 Commandments. If you wish to read further there are excellent sources out there. Here is just one on the preparation, and some of the questions you ask yourself: https://www.stgeorgehermitage.org/guideforholyconfession