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Eastern Christianity

Why Greek Orthodox Priests Have Beards

The beards of Orthodox priests are some of their most striking attributes, marking them as different from other Western religious men.

Stylites Were Byzantine Era’s Most Extreme Hermits

Stylites, the men who practiced the most stringent form of asceticism in the early days of Christianity, took the urge to leave the world behind and become hermits to an extreme that few others could match. Living atop pillars or...