Monk Cosmas - Leaving Hell Behind
June 28, 2011 Length: 38:36Fr. Monk Cosmas (Shartz) Fr. Cosmas was born at the mid-point of the twentieth century, in 1950. He was raised Methodist and was the son of a minister. Soon after entering college he drifted away from Christianity, seduced by the allurements of secularism and decadence, and spent many years in the spiritual far country. He entered the Greek Orthodox Church in 1996, therefore, as a repentant sinner. He is a tonsured reader. In 2004 he joined the brotherhood of the Monastery of St. John.
"This is the first time I have missed Easter services for about twenty years, because I am recovering from a foot operation. I wanted to feel I was still taking part in the services and was delighted to find your recordings. One of our priests said you might have them, and lo and behold, it was so. Thank you so much."