The Last Anchorite

A truly remarkable story of the last Anchorite, Father Lazarus El Anthony, a coptic hermit who has been living in solitude on the Mount Colzim (the mountain of st Anthony's cave, Egypt) for several years. He is Australian and worked as a university lecturer teaching literature and philosophy. He spent about forty-years of his life being an atheist deriving his philosophy from Marxism. After his mother was diagnosed with incurable cancer and died, he abandoned his life in Australia and went in quest of God and freedom. His pilgrimage, brought him ultimately to live as Coptic monk. He met H.H. Pope Shenouda III, who eventually lead him to where he is today.


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