Friday, February 08, 2008

The Jesus Prayer (of the Heart)

Hauntingly beautiful icons and scenery blend wonderfully with the voices of the nuns of St. Elizabetha Monastery, Belorussia in this video presentation on the centuries-old prayer: "Lord,Jesus Christ, Son of God, have Mercy On Us, Sinners!"

This is one of many videos available on .

This prayer, referred to as "The Jesus Prayer", originated in the Russian Orthodox tradition and seeks to satisfy St. Paul's command to pray constantly.

To read more on "The Jesus Prayer":

  • Jesus Prayer, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  • The Jesus Prayer, article by Fr. Steven Peter Tsichlis (on the Web site of the Greek Orthodox Diocese of America)

The more rain falls on the earth, the softer it makes it; simularly, Christ's holy name gladdens the earth of our heart the more we call upon it.

St. Hesychios the Priest (Philokalia)

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