Kyriacos Markides, "The Mystical Spirituality of the Byzantine East"
7:30pm – 9:00pm
Kyricos Markides, a native of Cyprus who has taught for 40 years in the Sociology Department at the University of Maine, is one of the most popular writers on spirituality in America today. He is author of seven books, four of them on the esoteric spiritual traditions of Mount Athos in Greece, and he is without doubt the preeminent writer on the mystical spirituality of the Christian East (Greece and the Balkans, Russia and Eastern Europe, and the Middle East) writing in English today. His approach combines that of social scientist and spiritual seeker in a unique and engaging manner, and he is a much sought after as a speaker in numerous countries. Sponsored by the Center for Spiritual Life Burchenal Lecture Series.