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Byzantine rite monks in Italy

Discussion in 'The Ancient Way - Eastern Orthodox' started by GreekOrthodox, Nov 30, 2020.

  1. GreekOrthodox

    GreekOrthodox Psalti Chrysostom

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    This popped up in my Reuters feed...

    GROTTAFERRATA, Italy (Reuters) - In an ancient monastery behind huge medieval battlements in a hilltop town just south of Rome, 10 monks are striving to keep alive a 1,600-year-old spiritual tradition against increasing odds. Aged between 23 and 89, they are among Italy’s last remaining Byzantine-rite Basilian monks - adherents of an order founded by St. Basil in 356 in present-day Turkey who still follow his ascetic regimen of prayer and work.

    In ancient Italian monastery, monks defend a dying tradition
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  2. Phronema

    Phronema Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I'm fairly certain there is chant out there from the monks at Grottaferrata on Spotify as well. Byzantium in Rome I think it is?

    I'll have to look once I'm in a place with a better internet connection.

    Edit : It is "Byzantium in Rome", but it's not the monks chanting. It's Cappella Romana chanting manuscripts that came from the Abbey at Grottaferrata.
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2020
  3. ArmyMatt

    ArmyMatt Regular Member Supporter

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    interesting, thanks!
  4. abacabb3

    abacabb3 Newbie

    Amazing! Shame they were forced out of Orthodoxy.
  5. ArmyMatt

    ArmyMatt Regular Member Supporter

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