Schemamonk Agaton – “His word was bright”

An exceptional figure was Sandu Tudor, who was tonsured in the monastery of Rarău with the name Daniel and then in the Great Schism with the name Agaton. He was a famous journalist, poet and publicist. Returning from a pilgrimage to the Holy Mountain, he founded the “Burning Bush” group at the Antim Monastery in Bucharest, a circle of Christian intellectuals dedicated to the prayer of the heart. He had a cerebral understanding of the spiritual beauties of Orthodox mysticism and tried to live them, but he was unable to bring his whole being into harmony with life in the […]

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