Stylites

If you’re as fascinated as we are by the idea of stylites (see our meditation for the last Wednesday of Great Lent) you’ll want to go online to see images of a modern stylite and his pillar and to preview a documentary about him!

There are images online of the kinds of pillars the ancient stylites lived on — most of them were much narrower, with tiny spaces for their cells. They usually had short walls or little fences at the top to keep the stylite from falling down.

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