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[Total: 0   Average: 0/5]You must sign in to vote – In 1995, a few Orthodox monks left Mount Athos in Greece and came to the US to start an Orthodox Monastery and lead a life of fast, prayer and celibacy in the middle of Arizona desert. This is their story. Video Rating: / 5 A visit to the Arizona Desert Museum Video Rating: / 5


  • Michael Wilhide 4 years ago

    I feel so sorry for the Eastern Orthodox. They need to humble themselves. The monk in the video said he is trying to save his soul. The Christian Bible teaches that we cannot save our souls. " Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us," (Titus 3:5). "And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace…" (Romans 11:6). "For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast." (Ephesians 2:8-9). I realize the Orthodox have a low view of the Christian Bible, but this is the apostolic teaching nonetheless. James talks about how we are made righteous before men, not before God, so don't appeal to the James passage. Monasticism is unbiblical. Jesus said he will not be found in the desert. "Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not." (Matthew 24:26). Christianity is about service to others, not self-focused selfishness.

  • Gorgo Lani 4 years ago

    Καλό αλλά λίγο.

  • imakgr 4 years ago

    Δόξα τω Θεω, πάντων ένεκεν! !!!Μύρισε Αγιον Όρος στην Αμερική! !Ποιος ξέρει τις βουλες του Κυρίου. ..

  • Vasoula Vaso 4 years ago

    καταπληκτική παρουσίαση…

  • Etafrahu Bersoma 4 years ago

    God bless you all.

  • ancientseed 4 years ago

    Glory to God. I loved it. Thank you!

  • Katerina Greek 4 years ago

    Makes me want to go visit. It's beautiful and breathtaking

  • Marilena T 4 years ago

    Our beautiful Orthodox Religion!

  • griegopecador 4 years ago

    These spiritual fighters , who pray nonstop, with "ΚΥΡΙΕ ΙΗΣΟΥ ΧΡΙΣΤΕ ΕΛΕΗΣΟΝ ΜΕ" ,"LORD JESUS HAVE MERCY ON ME" are the true stars of "holy-wood", (Christ's Cross),everyday carrying it with happiness inspired from Him…. These kind of stories will make you rich ,and free,because thus you promote Truth….καλή Ανασταση ,ο Κυριος να μας φωτίζει όλους και να δίνει δύναμη να σηκώνουμε τον Σταυρό….

  • Geoffrey Gowan 4 years ago

    Nicely done! Congratulations!

  • Michael Wilhide 4 years ago

    Christ and the apostles never taught the concepts of monasticism and monastic vows and obedience to a superior. These are all man-made traditions, never authorized by Christ and the apostles.

  • Vangelis Catevatis 4 years ago

    Congratulations, wonderful documentary !!!

  • kcarmichael 4 years ago

    speaking of rattlesnakes do you keep some of the native species you see in arizona? i noticed the video of southwestern rattlesnakes but i believe (if i remember correctly) they were your friends snakes.

  • RmanSE09 4 years ago

    Roadrunner and Wiley Coyote LOLOLOL

  • skullking42 4 years ago

    nice vid 🙂

  • PredatorX 4 years ago

    I love when you have Crotalus and Agkistrodon in your videos 🙂

  • sdamon7 4 years ago

    That was wonderful!

  • viperkeeper 4 years ago

    @zucabrasil No not at all…

  • zucabrasil 4 years ago

    Can you tell the difference between a Mojave A and B just by looking at them?

  • pitbull287 4 years ago

    I remember in one of your videos you was talking about why you use the water bottle. why do you again? to get the snakes kinda use to you?

  • Thers30 4 years ago

    Thanks 4 the trip!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Colin Morris 4 years ago

    It makes a refreshing change to hear that someone other than me prefers natures colours in snakes! rather than the 15,000 different colours you can get with royal pythons now. At the end of the day, nature has been working on these snakes for hell of a long time, so I think she's pretty good at it.

  • Stephen Prior 4 years ago

    ive been here before. Its a cool place

  • viperkeeper 4 years ago

    @KillJesus Rocks mostly.

  • viperkeeper 4 years ago

    @Raptor1970 In nature those color morphs do not survive to reproduce many times. I loke what is natually produced not what's inbred to get what YOU want.

  • Colin Morris 4 years ago

    Excellent vid…as always. You did catch my interest when you mentioned the Rattlesnake morph. I got the impression from how you said it that your not a lover of colour mutations. Personally I prefer the natural colours and find nature's designs to be pretty much perfect.

    Oh and the Puma/Cougar exhibit looked amazing. Not many captive cats get that kind of treatment.

  • S0XF0X 4 years ago

    Woo, a part 2 perhaps? Or are you just trying to torture us by leaving us with that cut-off ending? Great exhibits, I remember when we lived in 29 Palms as kids, we'd chase road runners in the morning, and never could we catch one.

  • TrustyBucket 4 years ago

    Thank you, Al! I really enjoyed this video!

    The induvidual who thinks that a raccoon is "not very smart" might just be proven wrong by the same specimen they criticized. : P

  • heartdoggies 4 years ago

    Thank you so much felt like I was there. I loved the Racoon he was to funny. Im so happy I found you. I went on a field trip to the zoo with you lol

  • 1softkiss 4 years ago

    Great video and tour. I have a great friend on youtube goes by ZooVisitorMM and she has some great live coverage of animals in the Philadelphia Zoo and i really love watching this type of video. Really Nice Al :O) 5*s Your new camera is magnificent!!!!

  • bigfoot4160 4 years ago

    very nice quality video!!

  • KillJesus 4 years ago

    Great video! Viperkeeper, do you ever used rocks and/or sand as a substrate?

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