by Fr, John Romanides The chief concern of the Orthodox Church is the healing of the human soul. The Church has always considered the soul as the part of the human being that needs healing because She has seen from Hebrew tradition, from Christ Himself, and from the Apostles that in the region of … [Read more...]
What is the Nous, and How is it Distinct from the Soul?
by Fr. John WhitefordMore excellent work from "Stump the Priest"Question: "What do we mean by the "nous," how is it distinct from the soul, and are the Orthodox the only ones who speak about the "nous"?"This question is complicated by the fact that the word "nous" (which is usually translated into … [Read more...]
What Is Authentic Interior Worship?
by Fr. Patrick Henry ReardonPerhaps among the least appreciated, and seldom thought on, descriptions of Jesus our Lord is the one given by John the Baptist:"His winnowing shovel is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clean out His threshing floor; and gather His wheat into the barn; but He will burn … [Read more...]