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Orthodox Spirituality - A Brief Introduction

Bishop Hierotheos of Nafpaktos

Pages: 100

11.9 x 19.8 cm

The spiritual person is he who partakes of an participates in the energies of the Most Holy Spirit; he, who has himself become a dwelling place of the Holy Spirit. This does not constitute an abstract, emotional or intellectual spirituality. The bearer of Orthodox spirituality par excellence is the Saint who is revealed through his teaching and his relics. The non-spiritual individual, who is deprived of the Holy Spirit, is the psychological and carnal person. It is precisely the above distinction which points out the differences between Orthodox spirituality and other "spiritualities". Orthodox spirituality differs markedly from the "spiritualities" of the East and West. The difference in the dogma generates the difference in ethos as well. The essence of Orthodox spirituality lies in its therapeutic effects. It cures a person's infirmities and renders him an integrated person.