Miracle on the Monastery Mountain
Miracle on the Monastery Mountain springs from Professor Lyttle's twenty extended visits to the historic Byzantine Orthodox Monastic Republic of Mount Athos between 1972 and 1998. It is a chronicle, in fascinating words and stunning photographs, of monastic life - from details of everyday life to the incomparable beauty and meaning of worship services in frescoed churches and chapels. In Miracle the reader meets monks as real people, not stereotypes, and experiences the monastic life as reasonable and deeply rewarding spiritually. He gives a detailed look in words and pictures at both historic and contemporary life in the Athonite monasteries, sketes and hermitages. Moreover, Professor Lyttle introduces the reader to the Fathers primarily responsible for the remarkable spiritual reawakening, many of whom he came to know personally.