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When not is worship the monks do wood working, painting, harvesting fruit, and other activities. This is a picture of a master wood carver at Mount Athos.

Valamo Monastery – a Monk of Valaam

Valamo Monastery was the heart of the Orthodox Church in Finland. Now in Russia and known as Valaam, Valamo Monastery is a thriving religious community

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Orthodox Monks practicing Kindness to all living things

“To be poor financially is in a way much easier than to be poor inwardly, to have no attachments. This is very difficult to learn and something which happens gradually, from year to year. You really learn to value things, to look at people and see the radiant beauty which they possess — without the desire to possess them. To pluck a flower means to take possession of it, and it also means to kill it. Seeking to preserve rather than destroy all that is beautiful is surely a primary aspect of…

“To be poor financially is in a way much easier than to be poor inwardly, to have no attachments. This is very difficult to learn and something which happens gradually, from year to year. You really learn to value things, to look at people and see.

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