Philokalia Ministries
Nous Part Two - Vigilant Gate Keeper

Nous Part Two - Vigilant Gate Keeper

January 31, 2013

Nature of Struggle with attacks on Nous; Obedience and Remembrance of God; Hating Sin; Unceasing Prayer; Watchfulness and Prayer Linked together; Beginnings of Watchfulness - Temperance in Food and Drink, the Rejection of Different Thoughts, Peace of Heart; Purifying Fire of Holy Communion; Revealing of False Self

The Nous - Part One

The Nous - Part One

January 24, 2013

Definition of the Nous; Man as Triune Image of God - nous, word, spirit; Three powers of the soul; Creative factor of every aspect of civilization; difference in object from other methods of meditation; Fall of Nous of Man before and after Christ; Nous as vigilant gate keep of soul

Nepsis, Wakefulness, Attentiveness

Nepsis, Wakefulness, Attentiveness

January 17, 2013

How to Read the Fathers, What is Nepsis: Being present to where we are; Aliveness to God; the Mind as a sentry; Mindfulness; Attentiveness and Prayer must be combined; All the sense must be guarded as well as thoughts from demonic intrusions and temptations; the Relentlessness of the Demons; Necessity of Interrogating thoughts and questioning their origin; The never ending work of nepsis; Hatred for sin and swiftness in casting out sinful thoughts.

Intro. to History of Philokalia and Characteristics of Philokalic Spirituality

Intro. to History of Philokalia and Characteristics of Philokalic Spirituality

January 10, 2013

Ressourcement, Kollyvades, primary features of movement; Three basic themes of Philokalia; Relevance of Philokalic spirituality for contemporary Christians.

Invitation to Philokalia Study Group
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