A Daily Mail article for Sept. 5, 2013 summarizes the efforts of Father Maxime to become a stylite atop a 100-foot rock outcrop in the Republic of Georgia, the first since the end of Turkish occupation 600 years ago. (This article updates two previous entries on this blog: http://hermitary.com/around/?cat=33.
Article headline and byline:
“Getting closer to God: Meet the monk who lives a life of virtual solitude on top of a 131ft pillar and has to have food winched up to him by his followers”
- Maxime, a 59-year-old monk, lives on top of Katshki Pillar in Georgia
- He has to scale a 131ft ladder if he wants to come down
- Followers winch supplies up to him because he only leaves the pillar twice a week
- Maxime decided to make a change in his life after a stint in prison
Spectacular photos and a link to the trailer of a documentary film, “Upon This Rock.”