Theme: “The Mystical Spirituality of the Byzantine East”
Speaker: Kyricos Markides
Kyricos Markides, a native of Cyprus who has taught for 40 years in the Sociology Department at the University of Maine, is one of the most popular writers on Orthodox spirituality in America today. The author of seven books, four of them on the esoteric spiritual traditions of Mt. Athos in Greece, Professor Markides is a preeminent writer on the mystical spirituality of the Christian East (Greece and the Balkans, Russia, and the Middle East). His approach combines that of social scientist and spiritual seeker in a unique and engaging manner.
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