The last anchorite
Posted 10 May 2010 - 08:55 PM
Does anyone know if Fr. Lazarus is Coptic in the sense that he accepts all of its teachings or only Coptic because it is the surrounding Church? Does anyone know if he ever makes Christological statements?
One need not do anything extra-ordinary or go to any exotic place in order to enhance one's hope of salvation. It can be done anywhere (including towns in Ireland and England).
I think St. Isaac the Syrian would dispute this. I think he would state that this thought has Messaliantendencies and argue against it. To practice the anchorite and solitary life you must cut off all of your connections with worldly living and leave it all behind you. I am pretty sure Isaac states somewhere that the Messalians are greatly mistaken when they think that they can practice the ascetical life and pure prayer in the cities amongst those who are living worldly.
Posted 11 May 2010 - 03:44 PM
I am pretty sure Isaac states somewhere that the Messalians are greatly mistaken when they think that they can practice the ascetical life and pure prayer in the cities amongst those who are living worldly.
Not really we have Sts Constantine Palamas and Neagoe Basarab as examples of living in the world and achieving pure prayer.
Edited by Herman Blaydoe, 11 May 2010 - 09:35 PM.
Posted 12 May 2010 - 04:08 PM
St.Clement of alexandria once said that there are those who live the faith in the every day world and those who are called to lead a life of spiritual perfection.
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