Christian monasticism
Christian monasticism is the devotional practice of individuals who live ascetic and typically cloistered lives that are dedicated to Christian worship. It began to develop early in the history of the...
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Monks with ‘Superhuman’ Abilities show Scientists What We Can All Do
In the modern day world, we too often underestimate our abilities as humans. We perceive ourselves to just be creatures on earth far too often, but that’s no...
Chinese monk mummified in gold leaf
The mummification process is part of a Buddhist tradition that honors faithful monks. Produced by Maya Dangerfield. Images courtesy of AP and Reuters. Read m...
Breathtaking Images Of Shaolin Monks Training
These breathtaking images will leave you speechless... Shaolin monks believe that strength comes only from the mind, because of this there are almost no limits to what they can do with their bodies du...
Christian monasticism before 451
Eastern Christian monasticism developed for around a century and a half as a spontaneous religious movement, up to the time of the Council of Chalcedon, which took place in 451. At that Council, monas...
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Monk
A monk (from Greek: μοναχός, monachos, "single, solitary" and Latin monachus) is a person who practices religious asceticism, living either alone or with any number of other monks. A monk may be...
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Degrees of Eastern Orthodox monasticism
The degrees of Eastern Orthodox monasticism are the stages an Eastern Orthodox monk or nun passes through in their religious vocation.In the Eastern Orthodox Church, the process of becoming a monk or ...
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Roman Catholic religious order
Catholic religious orders are, historically, a category of Catholic religious institutes.Subcategories are canons regular (canons and canonesses regular who recite the divine office and serve a church...
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Anglican religious order
Anglican religious orders are communities of men or women (or in some cases mixed communities of both sexes) in the Anglican Communion who live under a common rule of life. The members of religious or...
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Hesychasm
Hesychasm (Greek: ἡσυχασμός, hesychasmos, from ἡσυχία, hesychia, "stillness, rest, quiet, silence") is a mystical tradition of prayer in the Eastern Orthodox Church and Eastern Catholic Churches o...
The Way of a Pilgrim
The Way of a Pilgrim, or The Pilgrim's Tale, is the English title of a 19th-century Russian work, recounting the narrator's journey as a mendicant pilgrim across Russia while practicing the Jesus Pray...
Syncletica of Alexandria
Amma Syncletica of Alexandria, a Christian saint and Desert Mother of the 4th century, was of a wealthy background and is reputed to have been very beautiful. From childhood, however, Syncletica was ...
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Enclosed religious orders
Enclosed religious orders of the Christian churches have solemn vows with a strict separation from the affairs of the external world. The term cloistered is synonymous with enclosed. The enclosure is ...
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Verbrüderungsbuch
Verbrüderungsbuch (codex of fraternisation) is the German name for registers from monasteries in the Middle Ages. They contained lists with the names of sponsors and benefactors, as well as persons in...
Verbrüderungsbuch - Wikipedia
Triads (Gregory Palamas)
The Triads of Gregory Palamas are a set of nine treatises entitled "Triads For The Defense of Those Who Practice Sacred Quietude" written by Gregory Palamas in response to attacks made by Barlaam. Th...
Regularis Concordia (Winchester)
The Regularis Concordia was the most important document of the English Benedictine Reform, sanctioned by the Council of Winchester in about 973.The document was compiled by Æthelwold, who was aided by...
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Book of the First Monks
The Book of the First Monks (Latin: Decem Libri – Liber de Institutione Primorum Monacharum) is a medieval Catholic book in the contemplative and eremetic tradition of the Carmelite Order, thought...
Univ Lavra
Univ Holy Dormition Lavra of the Studite Rite (Ukrainian: Свято-Успенська Унівська Лавра Студійського уставу) is the only lavra of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. It is situated in Peremyshli...
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