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San Callisto ed Ignazio Xanthopouli
San Callisto ed Ignazio Xanthopouli

Author(s): Vasile Creţu
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Theology and Religion
Published by: Editura Universității Aurel Vlaicu
Keywords: saint;hesychasm;monks;ascetical practices;prayer;

Summary/Abstract: The end of the 14th century and the beginning of the 15th century represent the period in which hesychasm registers an unprecedented development. Saints Callistus and Ignatius Xanthopoulos have remained in history as two personalities who contributed to the development of the hesychastic phenomenon both in the Orthodox space in general and in the Romanian space in particular. Their writings were, at that time, among the most popular in Romanian monks and helped to increase the hesychasm phenomenon in Romanian area. Probably the most representative work of the two saints is the Century, a tract of 100 sections on the ascetical practices of the Hesychastic monks. Here are presented the most important steps for a monk to spiritually evolve and develop.This article aims to present the most important ideas promoted by these two Saints, and to highlight their importance to the improvement of Orthodox spirituality.

  • Issue Year: 85/2020
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 94-99
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Italian