'Worlds of Difference': The Free Monks Rock Band

Orthodox Christian Monks Have Hit CDs in Greece

Band member Fr. Christodoulos, 25, learned of the monks when a band member visited Australia, and joined the monkhood at age 18. Courtesy Homelands.org hide caption

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As part of the Worlds of Difference radio series following global cultural change, Jonathon Miller reports on the rock band The Free Monks — a group of Greek Orthodox monks who use their music to spread a message of faith to Greek youth. The Free Monks have made four CDs since they burst onto the Greek pop music scene in 2000. Their songs take a hard line against foreign influence — part a larger debate about national identity among the Greeks.



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