Have you ever seen a modern-day hermit living in his ‘cave’?

Here’s a short video with Fr. Stefan (Papa Stephanos, † 2001), a serbian hermit that spent over 40 years on Karoulia [rocky region of Mount Athos], in the cave where Fr. Sophrony Sakharov had lived for some years. He is chanting the Troparion of Pentecost in Church Slavonic.

I’m really impressed by this recording… what a soprano voice… truly joy-filled man when he opens the Royal [Holy] Doors…

Lessons learned: a genuine Christian should be simple, humble and bear his cross with spiritual joy…

May we have his prayers, now, and in every age!