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The Holy Mountain: Two lectures on Mount Athos, of which the first deals with its Scholars, Missionaries and Saints, and the second with its Music, Musicians, and Hymnographers; together with an account of a Recent Visit to Athos

   
by Constantine Cavarnos

“Part One is the first comprehensive account of the scholars, missionaries and saints of Mount Athos; while Part Two is similarly the first attempt to discuss Athonite music, musicians and hymnographers in a somewhat extensive and systematic manner. The account of my 1965 pilgrimage, while having analogues in other books about Athos, brings to light new data and perspectives, and communicates important messages from the holy fathers who dwell there regarding ‘Ecumenism,’ Orthodox monasticism in the contemporary world, and other topics. The Menologium, the first that has been composed, provides a helpful reference list for the general reader, and should be of use to the Orthodox clergy for celebrating these saints, a great many of whom are not mentioned in the liturgical books named Menaia.”
—“Preface”

CONTENTS

      PREFACE
      LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
PART ONE
SCHOLARS, MISSIONARIES, AND SAINTS
      INTRODUCTORY
   I SCHOLARS
   II MISSIONARIES
   III SAINTS
      EPILOGUE
PART TWO
MUSIC, MUSICIANS, AND HYMNOGRAPHERS
   I MUSIC
   II MUSICIANS AND HYMNOGRAPHERS
PART THREE
RECENT VISIT TO ATHOS
   I ON THE WAY
   II MONASTERY OF XEROPOTAMOU
   III A RUMANIAN HERMIT
   IV ST. NICODEMOS’ LAST ABODE
   V RUSSIAN SKETE OF ST. ANDREW
   VI MONASTERY OF KOUTLOUMOUSIOU
   VII MONASTERY OF GRIGORIOU
   VIII MONASTERY OF DIONYSIOU
   IX SKETE OF ST. ANNE
   X THE NEW SKETE
   XI MONASTERY OF ST. PAUL
   XII CONCLUDING POSTSCRIPT
      NOTES
   APPENDIX A: MENOLOGIUM OF ATHONITE SAINTS
   APPENDIX B: GLOSSARY
   SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
   INDEX

Item Number: BKC300
Publication Data: Belmont, MA: Institute for Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, 2001
Format: softcover
Number of Pages: 172
Dimensions (l × w × h): 21.6 cm × 14.0 cm × 1.4 cm
Additional Information: two-color printing, black-and-white illustrations
ISBN: 0‒914744‒38‒0

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