Hesychast

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Hesychast

(ˈhɛsɪˌkæst)
n
(Eastern Church (Greek & Russian Orthodox)) Greek Orthodox Church a member of a school of mysticism developed by the monks of Mount Athos in the 14th century
[Cl8: from Medieval Latin hesychasta mystic, from Greek hēsukhastēs, from hēsukhazein to be tranquil, from hēsukhos quiet]
ˌHesyˈchastic adj
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Liviu Petcu approaches the topic of "Penance ([phrase omitted]) and renewal in Romanian hesychastic spirituality," then he perorates, at the beginning about sin and penance in Orthodox Spirituality and then he provides details about the renewal in Romanian hesychastic spirituality, adding distinctive features of Romanian hesychasm.
(g) his self-administration ritual, apparently derived from an Orthodox Christian hesychastic practice known as The Prayer of the Heart.
He called the hesychasts by the derogatory name, "omphaloskopoi." The works of Palamas are theological defenses of the hesychastic practices.
The ultimate goal of Hesychastic practice is salvation, and ancient pagan learning is irrelevant to it.
Furthermore, in one of the book's most interesting chapters, Levitt links enlightenment vision to the Orthodox hesychastic emphasis on seeing as bogovidenie.
It parallels the title of Metropolitan John Zizoulas' work Being as Communion--evolutionary in a transformatively personal sense, but in hesychastic and liturgical relationships, rather than secular biological or New Age definitions of evolution.
After that, how can Catholics complain about our hesychastic approach?"
This uneasiness with the looking at the radiance is to be compared to the hesychastic contemplation of the divine essence.
One of the long-lasting influences from the Russian re-reception of the "union with God" was the enormous interest in hesychastic spirituality in the 20th century.
A Hesychast is one who practices Hesychasm in order to achieve "interior stillness and freedom from passions." To avoid extraneous thoughts and distractions is the primary aim of Hesychastic prayer.
(26) One wonders what Thoreau would have made of the hesychastic monks of Orthodox Christianity, with their practices of sell-emptying.