07 March 2014

"The Last Anchorite", a Documentary

The marvellous documentary The Last Anchorite concerns the life of a Marxist atheist Australian who became a Coptic Orthodox desert monk, an anchorite.  This is perfect viewing for anyone keeping the holy Fast of Great Lent or the Season of Lent, and it will take less than 20 minutes to view.

Father Lazarus El-Anthony lives in solitude on the Egyptian Al-Qalzam Mountain in the pursuit of what the Desert Fathers called apatheia, holy stillness.

More videos of Father Lazarus El-Anthony are to be found on the Coptic Youth Channel on YouTube.