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(Archimandrite) Sophrony:
Elder monk Silouan of Mount Athos 1866-1938

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(Archimandrite) Sophrony

Elder monk Silouan of Mount Athos 1866-1938

Presence Editions, Paris 1973 16x24,5cm, binding of the publisher.
First edition of the French translation, one of 45 numbered copies on Arches laid, only major papers.
Binding to bradel Editor in full marine canvas, silent smooth back.
A light on a black slash guard, a tiny black spot next, nice copy.
Starets Silouan better known under the name of Silouan the Athonite (1866-1936) was a Russian monk saint of the Orthodox Church, who lived in the St. Panteleimon Monastery on Mount Athos from 1892 to his death. Mount Athos, "Holy Mountain" to the twenty monasteries is still forbidden to women and female animals. The "avaton 'or ban on women entering Mount Athos - which extends to all female animals except cats - the date of an order of the Byzantine Emperor Constantine Monomakh 1046.

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