Watch Now as Fr. John Valadez unpacks what he means by Death to the World.
“The world” is the general name for all the passions. When we wish to call the passions by a common name, we call them the world. But when we wish to distinguish them by their special names, we call them passions. The passions are the following: love of riches, desire for possessions, bodily pleasure from which comes sexual passion, love of honor which gives rise to envy, lust for power, arrogance and pride of position, the craving to adorn oneself with luxurious clothes and vain ornaments, the itch for human glory which is a source of rancor and resentment, and physical fear. Where these passions cease to be active, there the world is dead…. Someone has said of the Saints that while alive they were dead; for though living in the flesh, they did not live for the flesh. See for which of these passions you are alive. Then you will know how far you are alive to the world, and how far you are dead to it.”
-St Isaac the Syrian (7th Century)
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Fr. Anthony Tandilyan graduated Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline MA, USA receiving a Master’s degree in Theological Studies in 2005. His TV shows “Orthodoxy on Tap”and “Feast of Healthy Thoughts”, concerning life and faith issues is co-hosted by Dr. Kyriaki FitzGerald. In 2010 he was accepted to the Th. M. program (Masters of Theology) at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology and completed the course work in 2011. Fr. Anthony was ordained to the holy priesthood on the feast day of St. Demetrios, October 26, 2015, in Weston MA. He was assigned by His Eminence Metropolitan Methodios of Boston to serve as the assistant priest of St. Vasilios Greek Orthodox Church in Peabody MA as of November 1st 2015.
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