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Unformatted text preview: Take care of orphans Served as inns Philoxenia o Love of strangers o 3. Political function Some monasteries would serve as a place to leave disorderly people Place to go for penance o Adultery o Gambling o 4. Monasteries own a lot of land Monastery land is tax free Monasteries cant loose their land o 5. Monks were spiritual advisors for people Symeon the New Theologian o Important spiritual advisor in Constantinople...
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course HISTORY 205 taught by Professor - during the Spring '07 term at Rutgers.
- Spring '07