Monk takes devotion to new heights
August 4, 2013 8:33 AM Subscribe
Maxime the monk lives on a pillar.
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When he wants to step down out of the clouds, the 59-year-old scales a 131-foot ladder, which takes him about 20 minutes. Photographer Amos Chapple
heard about Maxime while working in the country of Georgia, and when he first arrived and asked to go up, he was told no. Chapple stayed and prayed with the men at the base for four days before he was told he could ascend the pillar.
of Simeon Stylites
, and pillar saints.