Concepts create idols; only wonder grasps anything. - St Gregory of Nyssa

Sunday, May 19, 2013


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Living the Evangelical Life of the Gospels

Monks are not necessarily holy, but by vocation are attempting to become holy. The world is constantly asking for compromised, but the monk tries to live a life that is an ancient ideal, where Christ reigns in the heart and the world is kept at bay. Monks enter into the evangelical life of the gospels, attempting to live in fullness and simplicity the teachings of Christ, not compromised by the demands of the world.
The "angelic" life of the monk is one that all Christians are called to live, for as a people who bear the Name of Christ, we are called to holiness. We are a people who are called to live in imitation of Christ, Who as the Great Teacher and God-Man, revealed the Father to us. He has called us out of the darkness of this fallen world, and has invited us to participate in the light of the Kingdom of God.
Love in Christ,

Abbot Tryphon 
All-Merciful Saviour Orthodox Christian Monastery
Vashon, WA

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