Wednesday, January 09, 2013

the importance of hesychasm in the history of orthodoxy



ohmksea | Hesychasm* constitutes the quintessence of Orthodox tradition, having related itself to everything that the term “Orthodoxy” embodies and expresses. Orthodoxy outside the Hesychastic tradition is unthinkable and nonexistent. Besides, Hesychasm itself is the “philosopher’s stone” by which one can recognize the genuine Christian image. In the Orthodox tradition, the “divine charismas” are acquired through fasting, vigils and prayer. And it should be clarified, that Hesychasm is understood first of all as the course towards theosis and the experience of theosis, and only secondly, as a (theological) recording of this method of experience. In Christianity (the authentic Christian conscience), we know that textual recordings are basically pursuant to practice and that they comprise descriptions of that practice; they do not however comprise a substitute. Saint Gregory Palamas’ “successors” are not located in academic theology; they can only be found in the continuance of his ascetic lifestyle.

«Hesychasm, as an ascetic therapeutic treatment, was at the core of Orthodoxy, even from the time of the Apostles, and it prevailed throughout the entire Roman kingdom, in the East and in the West» (Fr. John Romanides). This was the responsible verification of one of the most reliable researchers of Hesychasm and of Saint Gregory Palamas, i.e., father John Romanides. In the framework of a tradition that was spiritually uplifted by Hesychasm, it is easy to understand and to interpret the national, social and (even) political history of Romanity (Fr. John Romanides). It is precisely within this framework that one can also properly evaluate the contribution of Saint Gregory Palamas. “Being a continuation of the ancient Fathers”, of the united and indivisible patristic tradition, he “expressed –according to the venerable Geron, father Theocletos Dionysiatis- the eternal spirit of the Orthodox Church, by reviving its experiences, its practices, its teachings and its promises.» He contributed decisively in this way, towards the preservation of the Church’s overall identity.



18 comments:

Anonymous said...

gdvsd [url=http://louboutinsaleukauthentic.co.uk]christian louboutin shoes[/url] jeofoq http://louboutinsaleukauthentic.co.uk qedhn [url=http://redlouboutinshoesuk.co.uk]christian louboutin[/url] zxdfmq http://redlouboutinshoesuk.co.uk mggod [url=http://redlouboutinsuk.co.uk]christian louboutin uk[/url] menrrv http://redlouboutinsuk.co.uk mnpov [url=http://discountlouboutinuksale.co.uk]christian louboutin outlet[/url] xgqrrl http://discountlouboutinuksale.co.uk oubvfg http://redlouboutinsuk.co.uk fwmkv [url=http://louisvuittonhandbagsforsales.co.uk]louis vuitton[/url] olnfzv http://louisvuittonhandbagsforsales.co.uk bjlig [url=http://cheaplouivuittonbags.co.uk]louis vuitton bags[/url] uouzne http://cheaplouivuittonbags.co.uk njdmx [url=http://cheapestlouivuittonbags.co.uk]louis vuitton uk[/url] jeqyoi http://cheapestlouivuittonbags.co.uk mxcp

Anonymous said...

payday loans online http://www.2applyforcash.com/ Teefzoppy [url=http://www.2applyforcash.com]no fax payday loans online[/url] PooxiaDah payday loans online same day Pay Day Loans You should find someone to teach you liked your job, empower the improvement of young youngsters from birth through kindergarten!!!Its time you got real and understood what will be expected empower americans, michael brune of the yai network.

Anonymous said...

juizc [url=http://www.celinebagnamey.com]celine bag[/url] fxbbp http://www.celinebagnamey.com ctsn [url=http://www.celineluggagetotename.com]celine bag[/url] sxncn http://www.celineluggagetotename.com glsj [url=http://www.pickcelinehandbags.com]celine bags[/url] tionr http://www.pickcelinehandbags.com wjsls [url=http://www.savecelinebags.com]celine handbags[/url] occzw http://www.savecelinebags.com efkhk [url=http://www.goodcelinehandbags.com]celine bag[/url] ctqic http://www.goodcelinehandbags.com ogrte [url=http://www.onlinecelinebags.com]celine bags[/url] cpltn http://www.onlinecelinebags.com xvpi

Anonymous said...

cheap nike air max xalmtgcj cheap nike free run lachvxfc cheap nike shoes tfnlxkbq nike air max rqifxnmd nike free run nbcdovok nike shoes online zdewcodp

Anonymous said...

cheap nike air max tkxcckak cheap nike free run epkzkcwb cheap nike shoes ewdvzars nike air max qovyazra nike free run xgtekuwn nike shoes online jyosdvzk

Anonymous said...

mcwjk [url=http://www.hollisteroutletonsale.com]Hollister Jeans[/url] tcblc http://www.hollisteroutletonsale.com uvhwi [url=http://www.hollisterjeans-onsale.com]Hollister[/url] eojgq http://www.hollisterjeans-onsale.com bmqbm [url=http://www.hollisterclothingluck.com]Hollister[/url] bgkel http://www.hollisterclothingluck.com puyk [url=http://www.hollisteroutletluck.com]Hollister Jeans[/url] ophfu http://www.hollisteroutletluck.com gchhv [url=http://www.hollisterjeansxiao.com]Hollister Jeans[/url] lxpix http://www.hollisterjeansxiao.com meiqs [url=http://www.hollisterjeansnamer.com]Hollister Jeans[/url] purdo http://www.hollisterjeansnamer.com slys

Anonymous said...

xbwfy [url=http://www.hollisteroutletonsale.com]Hollister Outlet[/url] jjxfk http://www.hollisteroutletonsale.com pvwah [url=http://www.hollisterjeans-onsale.com]Hollister Jeans[/url] tjxkj http://www.hollisterjeans-onsale.com oinnz [url=http://www.hollisterclothingluck.com]Hollister Clothing[/url] qqetr http://www.hollisterclothingluck.com ufil [url=http://www.hollisteroutletluck.com]Hollister Outlet[/url] lnmwy http://www.hollisteroutletluck.com zfvee [url=http://www.hollisterjeansxiao.com]Hollister Clothing[/url] ioebj http://www.hollisterjeansxiao.com nvknk [url=http://www.hollisterjeansnamer.com]Hollister Outlet[/url] eobpu http://www.hollisterjeansnamer.com epwe

Anonymous said...

tbtcrz http://pa-louisvuittoncheap.com dbxtjp http://www.mccanadagooseoutlet.com psutfe http://www.sale-cheapmontblanc.com qbakzm http://cheaperbeatssbydre.com slcdqy http://palouisvuittonoutlet.com gfbcdw [url=http://pa-louisvuittoncheap.com]louis vuitton sale[/url] qngtj [url=http://www.mccanadagooseoutlet.com]canada goose outlet[/url] wggan [url=http://www.sale-cheapmontblanc.com]cheap mont blanc[/url] vkhyd [url=http://cheaperbeatssbydre.com]cheap beats by dre[/url] zeuccp [url=http://palouisvuittonoutlet.com]louis vuitton outlet[/url] adue

Anonymous said...

grymnm http://pa-louisvuittoncheap.com yysfwa http://www.mccanadagooseoutlet.com mjyftl http://www.sale-cheapmontblanc.com thjyon http://cheaperbeatssbydre.com speccy http://palouisvuittonoutlet.com ytmfmu [url=http://pa-louisvuittoncheap.com]louis vuitton sale[/url] hiuvv [url=http://www.mccanadagooseoutlet.com]canada goose outlet[/url] fjsmj [url=http://www.sale-cheapmontblanc.com]mont blanc[/url] hcqgw [url=http://cheaperbeatssbydre.com]beats by dre[/url] localq [url=http://palouisvuittonoutlet.com]louis vuitton bags[/url] dpoa

Anonymous said...

I don't even know how I stopped up here, however I believed this submit was good. I do not realize who you are but certainly you're going to a well-known blogger should you aren't already. Cheers!

Look at my site; louboutin uk

Anonymous said...

I'm gone to inform my little brother, that he should also go to see this website on regular basis to take updated from latest gossip.

Also visit my blog - red Bottoms

Anonymous said...

Magnificent goods from you, man. I have be mindful your stuff previous to and you're just too wonderful. I really like what you've acquired right
here, really like what you're stating and the best way wherein you say it. You are making it entertaining and you continue to take care of to keep it smart. I can't wait to
read much more from you. This is really a tremendous
web site.

my webpage; louboutin uk

Anonymous said...

Spot on with this write-up, I seriously believe this web site needs much
more attention. I'll probably be returning to see more, thanks for the information!

Stop by my blog post - Christian Louboutin shoes

Anonymous said...

Thank you a bunch for sharing this with all folks you actually recognize what you're speaking approximately! Bookmarked. Kindly also talk over with my website =). We may have a link alternate contract among us

Here is my web-site; Christian Louboutin shoes

Anonymous said...

I am really enjoying the theme/design of your web
site. Do you ever run into any internet browser
compatibility problems? A couple of my blog visitors have complained about my site not operating correctly in Explorer but looks great in Opera.

Do you have any ideas to help fix this issue?

Also visit my site; Louboutin Sale

Anonymous said...

It's not my first time to go to see this website, i am browsing this site dailly and get fastidious information from here daily.

My blog - christian louboutin australia

Anonymous said...

Your mode of telling the whole thing in this article is actually
nice, every one be capable of easily understand it, Thanks a
lot.

Feel free to visit my web blog :: louboutin replica

Anonymous said...

May I simply say what a relief to find a person that actually understands what they're discussing on the internet. You definitely realize how to bring an issue to light and make it important. A lot more people need to check this out and understand this side of your story. It's surprising you're not more popular since you certainly have the gift.

My weblog :: christian louboutin outlet