Chapter 16

About the Film



Orthodox monasticism embodies a radical alternative to hyper-individualistic, pleasure-oriented American culture. Monastics take vows of chastity, stability, poverty, and obedience. What compels these men to abandon the world to live a life of self-renunciation?

“New Men has captured something deep and powerful in our monastic life.”
—Archimandrite Seraphim, abbot of Holy Cross Monastery