The Mystagogy Resource Center is currently in a fundraising campaign to continue and expand its service. Your financial support is very much appreciated. Read more about it here. Whatever contribution you make, will be matched by an anonymous supporter, thus doubling your gift.

In an effort to reach our financial goal of $10,000 we will be absent from posting and working behind the scenes until the goal is met.

Currently, as of Friday 26 May 2016 at 10:00am est., we are at 53% of our goal.

I hope you will help us reach our goal quickly. If everyone that visited this site today contributed just a few dollars, the goal would be reached in a matter of hours. Thank you!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Agathon the Fool For Christ

In Kafsokalivia of Mount Athos there lived a simple layman who was a fool for Christ by the name of Agathon during the decades of the 1920's and 1930's.

He likely lived in abandoned monastic cells, but no one was ever able to visit him nor to know his method of prayer or his struggles. No one knew what he ate either, since the only time he ate cooked food was when it was offered to him by his fellow ascetics.

In the summer he had only one garment and was hatless and shoeless. In the winter he wore a thick and heavy winter outfit and a monastic skoufi on his head, making him look more like an Eskimo than Elijah the Tishbite.


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