…bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

Month: August 2020

Hesychia: necessary for monk and lay person

Throughout the history of Eastern monasticism, there has always been an understanding of silence and solitude that has been called โ€œhesychiaโ€. Hesychia refers to a state of inner stillness and stability that is increasingly able to discern the presence of God in the length and breadth of the everyday. It involves an attitude of listening […]

The Dormition of the Mother of God

๐—›๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—น๐˜† ๐—œ๐—œ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐——๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐—ฆ๐˜. ๐—๐—ผ๐—ต๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐——๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐˜€ “๐‘‡๐‘œ๐‘‘๐‘Ž๐‘ฆ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐ธ๐‘‘๐‘’๐‘› ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘๐‘’๐‘ค ๐ด๐‘‘๐‘Ž๐‘š ๐‘ค๐‘’๐‘™๐‘๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘’๐‘  ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘ ๐‘๐‘–๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘ก๐‘ข๐‘Ž๐‘™ ๐‘ƒ๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘‘๐‘–๐‘ ๐‘’ ๐‘คโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘Ÿ ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘‘๐‘’๐‘š๐‘›๐‘Ž๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘› โ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐‘๐‘’๐‘’๐‘› ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘๐‘’๐‘™๐‘™๐‘’๐‘‘, ๐‘คโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘‡๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘’ ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐ฟ๐‘–๐‘“๐‘’ ๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘ก๐‘’๐‘‘, ๐‘คโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘œ๐‘ข๐‘Ÿ ๐‘›๐‘Ž๐‘˜๐‘’๐‘‘๐‘›๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘  ๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘”๐‘Ž๐‘–๐‘›. ๐น๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ ๐‘ค๐‘’ ๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘’ ๐‘›๐‘œ ๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘”๐‘’๐‘Ÿ ๐‘›๐‘Ž๐‘˜๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘ ๐‘’๐‘ฅ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘ ๐‘’๐‘‘, ๐‘™๐‘Ž๐‘๐‘˜๐‘–๐‘›๐‘” ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž๐‘‘๐‘–๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘๐‘’ ๐‘œ๐‘“ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐ท๐‘–๐‘ฃ๐‘–๐‘›๐‘’ ๐ผ๐‘š๐‘Ž๐‘”๐‘’ […]