Does age create a barrier to becoming a monk
Posted 21 July 2012 - 03:19 PM
Posted 22 July 2012 - 01:46 AM
Ie: they (most) prefer younger people not only for the reasons you mentioned but also they are in beter health and require less help.
YET, i have also heard theat they like it when its a retired person caus they can keep receiving his ss payouts.
guess its diff at diff places, you just gota check.
Posted 22 July 2012 - 02:15 AM
Simply put, all Orthodox Christian monastics are supposed to be called by our Lord Jesus Christ to be a monastic; it is not a way of life that we can just choose on our own to live according to our own understanding.
If a person is called by our Lord Jesus Christ to be a monastic, age is not a barrier. Such a person, no matter what their age, will need to have at least true monastic obedience to their spiritual father and real repentance in order to be transfigured into an Orthodox Christian monastic.
I hope this helps, and may our Lord Jesus Christ bless and guide you!
With agape in our Lord Jesus Christ,
+ Father Stephanos
Posted 22 July 2012 - 07:04 AM
In Orthodox monasteries we don't refuse anyone. I was in a Greek monastery with several older men. Fr Vlasios was in his seventies and standing with the novices. At least two had been married and raised families; then husband and wife both entered monasteries. In a nearby monastery were a father and son, both priests. The mother and two daughters were in a women's monastery; one of the younger women was the abbess. Age doesn't matter.
Neither does sin. A certain canon states that no one should consider himself unworthy of entering a monastery because of his or her sins.
Posted 22 July 2012 - 01:13 PM
but i do think it was from here.
dont have time to look up the thread, gota leave for Church.
blessed day to everyone
Posted 23 July 2012 - 08:39 PM
I am an Orthodox Christian and a sinful man as are all men but God forgives all men their sins if they truly confess their sins this i belive and hold on to please keep me in your prayers Steven
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