Leave your busy, stressful world for a moment to discover the ancient and powerful Jesus Prayer. Known by generations of eastern Christians, this mystical prayer has been in use since the Apostles, but remains largely unknown in the west. For the first time on film, desert hermits, monks and nuns reveal the simple prayer, bringing us into their private cells, caves and sanctuaries in the Middle East, Mediterranean, Eastern Europe and Russia. Narrated by Dr. Norris J. Chumley and Rev. Dr. John McGuckin.
...earnest, understated and profoundly respectful...the value of silence as a path to inner peace, a notion to which any Manhattan dweller can surely attest. --The New York Times
Critics Pick: Hermits, monks, and nuns share their practices, inviting us into their private sanctuaries throughout the Mediterranean and Eastern Europe. --New York Magazine
Greatly aided by the echoing liturgical chants of indigenous monks, Chumley s richly illuminated imagery seeks to capture mystical experiences deeply rooted in firsthand immersion in specific places... fascinating artifacts and vistas... --Variety