Metropolitan Kallistos: The Theologian’s Task Is Never Complete

Metropolitan Kallistos: The Theologian’s Task Is Never Complete

In a recent ceremony, Ss. Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute for Post-Graduate Studies in Russia bestowed a doctorate honoris causa on His Eminence Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) of Diokleia. The Metropolitan took the occasion as an opportunity to reflect on the nature of Orthodox theology. He also discussed his sources of...

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Metropolitan Kallistos Ware on the Jesus Prayer

Metropolitan Kallistos Ware on the Jesus Prayer

A distinctive spiritual practice in Orthodox Christianity is the constant repetition of the “Jesus Prayer”: Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy upon me, a sinner. St. Theophan the Recluse, a popular spiritual writer in 19th century Russia, wrote: The practice of the Jesus Prayer is simple. Stand before...

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