Desert Monks: The Orthodox Brotherhood of St. Anthony in Arizona (Full Documentary)

St_Anthony In 1995, a few Orthodox monks left Mount Athos in Greece and came to the US to start an Orthodox Monastery in the middle of Arizona desert.

We visited Saint Anthony, the monastery built a few miles outside of the town of Florence. There, in the harsh Arizona desert, the monks have established a briotherhood that today has 56 monks.St_Anthony_monks

Leading a life of celibacy and fast, Orthodox monks say “their job is to repent and save their souls.”

Monks almost never speak on cameras so watch our short doc, a unique opportunity to learn more about the world of monasticism and the story of one of the first Orthodox monasteries in America.