Posts about monasticism

Come Receive the Light

Dr. Kyriakos Markides on Monasticism

As a member of the university community in the United States, Dr. Kyriakos Markides felt he had become secularized by his training. In this interview with…

Jul 18, 2014
From the Archives

The Monastery and the Parish

How is a monastery like a parish? How is it different? In this intriguing interview, His Eminence Metropolitan Savas of Pittsburgh talks with Fr. Chris…

Jul 18, 2014
Orthodox News

120,000 People Visit Grave of Elder Paisios

Source: http://www.pravoslavie.ru/english/72262.htm 20 years ago (on July 12, 1994) the Athonite elder Paisios (Eznipidis) reposed. On July 12-13, 2014,…

Jul 17, 2014
The Sounding

Saint Macrina the Elder: Bridge of Theology

She’s called “Confessor of the Faith”. Her family contains so many saints she’s known as the mother and grandmother of saints. She should be given…

Jul 05, 2014
The Sounding

WATCH: Mount Athos “60 Minutes” Documentary

“60 Minutes” is a popular, long-form news show on American television. In 2011, the show’s producers were given a very rare opportunity…

Jul 03, 2014
The Sounding

The Dark Ages: Who Turned Out the Lights?

Among the literature of those who make it their main business to vilify the Christians, perhaps no concept has served a more useful purpose than the idea…

Jun 28, 2014
The Sounding

WATCH: Spiritual Journey to Valaam Monastery in Russia’s Far North

Valaam Monastery is one of the most famous monastic settlements in Russia. It’s a place of beauty and spiritual retreat. In this documentary from…

Jun 26, 2014
Orthodoxy Explained

Saint John of Damascus: Transfiguration and Prayer

On Turning to the Fathers, noted scholar Fr. John McGuckin discusses St. John of Damascus, a powerful apologist for Icons in the face of the Iconoclast…

Jun 15, 2014
Orthodoxy Explained

Abba Anthony on the Three Wars

Abba Anthony, also known as Saint Anthony the Great, said, “Whoever sits in solitude and is quiet has escaped from three wars: the war of hearing,…

Jun 15, 2014
Orthodoxy Explained

Comparing Married Life and Monastic Life

In Orthodox Christianity, both marriage and monasticism are understood to be vocations. Each of these two great callings can be a pathway to God, and both…

Jun 14, 2014
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