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#1 J. Haun

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 01:50 AM

Hello,

 

I recently came across an interview with a deacon of the Russian Orthodox Church named Alexander Mumrikov. The link to the interview is here

 

http://www.dennislew...rayer-of-jesus/

 

 

Can anyone comment on this article-is the interviewee a genuine deacon of the Orthodox Church?

 

 



#2 Rdr Andreas

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 06:01 PM

Neither I nor my wife have ever heard of him.  It's a strange surname but nothing turns on that.  Googling him in Russian turns up a few articles, some of which seem a little . . . well, to have a slightly new age-ish element.  I see no point in considering such articles/interviews on the Jesus Prayer when there is a mass of reliable literature.



#3 Olga

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Posted 22 July 2013 - 10:41 PM

The blogger who featured the interview is clearly someone who dabbles in various flavours of "esoteric spirituality". His attempt to appropriate the Jesus Prayer is a symptom of such dilettantism. Who knows, he may have presented selections of the interview to suit his "philosophy".



#4 Paul Cowan

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 12:48 AM

The blogger who featured the interview is clearly someone who dabbles in various flavours of "esoteric spirituality". His attempt to appropriate the Jesus Prayer is a symptom of such dilettantism. Who knows, he may have presented selections of the interview to suit his "philosophy".


Olga,

 

Have you been hanging out with Herman lately?


 

Noun[edit]

dilettantism (countable and uncountable; plural dilettantisms)

  1. The act of behaving like a dilettante, of being an amateur or "dabbler", sometimes in the arts. Also the act of enjoying the arts, being a connoisseur.






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