I was pulled over by a police jeep while driving today in the country; they fined me for $270.
Frankly, it is things like these, among others, that do cement my decision to recede from "the elements of the world" (Paul of Tarsus) rather than embrace them even further, like lifelong laypeople do. If we think deep about it, the police is not on Christ's side at all. But they obviously reign over this culture and tend to abuse this fact.
Anyway, I don't mean to sound like a secular anarchist. Instead, I'd like to ask you about your opinion and knowledge on idiorrhythmic sketes, and if anyone thinks these are a "good" option. I know they still exist on Mt. Athos and other places, though they are less popular than they used to be centuries ago. (Yes, I will ask some of the monastics I'm in contact with; but as the No.1 Orthodox forum, I suppose such a question has a place here as well.)
To be perfectly clear on its meaning, Merriam-Webster says:
(Eastern Church) : self-regulating —used of (1) monks that live separately, hold property, work individually in supporting themselves, and though members of a monastery supervised by an elected council are not under direct daily supervision or (2) of monasteries so organized. Late Greek idiorrhythmos (from Greek idio- + rhythmos measured motion, measure, proportion) + English -ic
Edited by Gregorik, 14 September 2014 - 06:35 PM.