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Not your typical relation from Athos

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This one is actually interesting:

Inside Vladimir Putin’s Pilgrimage to the Holy Mountain
http://time.com/4471864/vladimir-putin-pilgrimage-holy-mountain/
 

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mike said:
This one is actually interesting:

Inside Vladimir Putin’s Pilgrimage to the Holy Mountain
http://time.com/4471864/vladimir-putin-pilgrimage-holy-mountain/
Now most of the cells have Wi-Fi, and many of the monks keep iPhones tucked into the pockets of their robes.
Yikes, the end of Athos is nigh! Are there Pokemons on Athos?

I wonder how common this actually is - it makes sense for the guestmasters etc.
 

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I always thought the MOC's prohibition on clergy using Facebook was exaggerated but monks posting regular is weird to hear of...

I wonder if the monasteries have WhatsApp groups. I hate WhatsApp but this would be a fun group to be in.
 

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Thanks Mike.
This article is also worth reading I think:
http://time.com/4476005/vladislav-surkov-putin-athos-greece-sanctions/
 

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There is a lot of sensationalism, yes.
But the thing about monks using facebook and having wifi... yikes.
 

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I have Romanian FB friends that have monk FB friends that post all the time.
 

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Isn't anything because it isn't reported as having income from a working job.
 

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Phone wielding monks seem very weird to me, first heard this happening in some Russian monasteries, where the monks spend most of their time on ipads or something...  (apparently to do some kind of ministry online somehow)

Yes internet gives some advantages to reach others, and a resource. But clearly I think it would be such a terrible distraction / temptation at times.

And on facebook?? Perhaps the canon on wandering monks needs to be updated to include the virtual realm!


What do I know though, maybe they are using it well
 

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Even we had like 3 or 4 monks here, 2 of them of Moscow Patriarchate (ROCOR, well one was on-and-off in there). I do not see why everyone is so surprised. There are plenty of monks on facebook. One may wonder what else monasticism consists of apart from arguing online.
 

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mike said:
Even we had like 3 or 4 monks here, 2 of them of Moscow Patriarchate (ROCOR, well one was on-and-off in there). I do not see why everyone is so surprised. There are plenty of monks on facebook. One may wonder what else monasticism consists of apart from arguing online.
one may also wonder what else Christianity consists of apart criticizing each other.Ok so some or a lot of monks are spending time online but that doesn't mean there are not holy monks there or in monasticism.
 
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