The paths of the spiritual light

The light of the monks are the angels. The light of lay people are the monastics. In the same manner in which the sunlight attracts the eyes of those in good health, the knowledge of God attracts a clear mind through love.

Based on St John Klimax, St Maximus the Confessor

In this photograph, a monk guides a group of laymen who are helping to clear the footpaths on the Holy Mountain.