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Source: Gospel Simplicity Fr. Seraphim Aldea of Mull Monastery in the Scottish Hebrides was kind enough to take the time to introduce me to the Orthodox Spiritual life, and we discussed prayer, fasting, and asceticism and how they help us navigate the paradox between nothingness and God-likeness. I found it to be absolutely fascinating and deeply spiritually enriching. I hope you enjoy it even half as much as I did. Support Fr. Seraphim and Mull Monastery: YouTube Channel:    / @mullmonastery   Monastery Website: https://mullmonastery.com/.

Source: Uexpress.com Originally published on April 9, 2014 by Terry Mattingly Father Seraphim Aldea is so committed to building the first Orthodox monastery in the Scottish isles in more than a millennium that he did something no monk searching for solitude would ever, ever do. “I learned how to use that dreadful Facebook thing,” he said. The Romanian monk has already been handed an abandoned Church of Scotland sanctuary on Mull Island. While Kilninian was built in 1755, it appears in 1561 records as a site associated with the great Monastery of St. Columba on Iona. Thus, this property may…