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 can’t 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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- History, Monastery, monasteries, land Monastery, tax free Monasteries, monasteries Functions, Mt Athos