staretz


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staretz

(ˈstɑːrɪts) or

starets

n
(in the Russian Orthodox Church) a spiritual leader or holy man
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Beker quoted from Staretz Silouan: "Without loving our enemies, there is no following of Christ." (24) So, to follow Jesus does not require us to love our neighbours only, but also to love our enemies.
-- Shifting to a pharmacy career proved to be the right prescription for John Staretz.
The answer--the only answer I know--is that of the Staretz Zossima in The Brothers Karamazov--to be responsible to everybody, to take upon oneself all the guilt--but I don't know what that means.
Dunlop, Staretz Ambrosy: Model for Dostoevsky's Staretz Zossima (Belmont, MA: Nordland, 1972).
Warren Steed Jeffs, 50, was taken into custody after he and two others were pulled over last night by a Nevada Highway Patrol trooper on Interstate 15 north of Las Vegas, FBI spokesman David Staretz said.
Seraphim the categories of priest, monastic ascetic, even of staretz, or spiritual father are never really rejected, but in moving through and beyond them and other identities, he transcends them all.
EARLY IN DOSTOEVSKY'S NOVEL The Brothers Karamazov, a wealthy woman asks Staretz Zosima how she can really know that--God exists.
Sophrony was responsible for publishing the life and writing of Staretz Silouan, whom he knew on Mount Athos from 1930 until the death of the latter in 1938; in 1988 the Orthodox Church recognized Silouan as a saint.
Tikhon of Zadonsk (1724-1783) was the first great Russian staretz (elder), and his legacy was influential for centuries through the elders of Optina monastery.
The W ay of a Pilgrim was a popular nineteenth-century book that described an anonymous Russian peasant's instruction in the Jesus prayer by a spiritual teacher known as a staretz. Finally, Reflections on the Jesus Prayer is a twentieth-century account of the Jesus prayer based on the experience of an anonymous priest of the Byzantine church.
Al leerlo, al conversar con el (Deltoro tiene, al igual que su poesia, esa rara virtud de hacer que uno se sienta feliz en su compania) me parece confirmar esas palabras que el Staretz Zosima, el maravilloso monje de los Hermanos Karamazov, dice en un momento de la novela: "No comprendemos que la vida es el paraiso; pues bastaria con que desearamos comprenderlo para que el paraiso se nos presentara en el acto, ante nuestros ojos, con toda su belleza".