Humility, the Pharisee and Preparation

Humility, the Pharisee and Preparation

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The virtue of humility and the existential loneliness of the Pharisee

As we enter the Triodion, the Great Lent, our Church illuminates the fight we have to give with our deepest self, where our passions reside, which sometimes are transformed into virtues.  Such a virtue is humility.

Η αρετή της ταπεινοφροσύνης και η υπαρξιακή μοναξια του φαρισσαίου

Καθώς οδηγούμαστε στις αρχές του Τριωδίου, η Εκκλησία μας θυμίζει απο την αρχή τον αγώνα που έχουμε να δώσουμε με τον βαθύτερο μας εαυτό, εκεί που φωλιάζουν τα πάθη και πολλές φορές μετασχηματίζονται σε αρετές, ώστε να μας ξεγελούν. Για μια τέτοια αρετή θα μιλήσουμε σήμερα, την ταπεινοφροσύνη.

 

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Dimitris Karavasilis

Dimitris Karavasilis was born and grew up in Imvros, Turkey. He attended the Turkish primary school, while at the same time secretly learning the basic Greek language. Forced to emigrate, he settled in Greece. He went on to study both Theology and Greek Literature at the University of Athens, where he also attended post-graduate classes in the field of Comparative Paedagogics. He has been a radio producer at the local ecclesiastical radio station of the Metropolis of Pereus for 23 years. He still teaches religion and ethics at the High School level.