Thursday, August 29, 2013

The Tomb of Elder Joseph the Hesychast

Today we commemorate the repose of one of the most important Athonite personalities of the 20th century, Elder Joseph the Hesychast, who fell asleep in the Lord 54 years ago on August 15/28, 1959. Below are photos of the tomb and place of asceticism of Elder Joseph at the Holy Mountain.

The Tomb of Elder Joseph the Hesychast

Outside the Tomb of Elder Joseph the Hesychast

The Cave of Elders Joseph and Arsenios at New Skete, Mount Athos

The view from inside the cave

High on the cliff of the cave one can discern where rings were hung with rope for the long hours of vigils

Stasidia of the Cave

New Skete

The Brotherhood of Elder Joseph
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