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THEOSIS - The True Purpose of the Human Life

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  • Heiromonk Felipe Balingit joins Father Peter Heers to discuss the true purpose of human life: Theosis.
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  • @thattimestampguy
    @thattimestampguy 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +58

    *Title: THEOSIS - The True Purpose of the Human Life*
    September 25th, 2023 - The day this video was uploaded to TH-cam.
    Speakers of This Video Discussion
    ☦Hieromonk Felipe Balingit
    ☦Father Peter Heers
    0:00 Title Sequence.
    0:30 Thanks to Father Filipp for having this conversation with Fr. Peter Heers.
    1:03 This is Going to Be a Talk On Theosis
    *The Fall of Man* 💀
    2:02
    The Fall of Man from The Garden,
    Man is Created In The Image and Likeness of God
    In The Fall, Man Lost The Likeness of God.

    3:45 Thank God for preserving The Orthodox Fathers of this age.
    7:30 On Theosis. Can Theosis be reached in this life?
    11:17 Unceasing Prayer and The 1 Path To Salvation.
    13:08 Theosis - Becoming, By Grace, Like God.
    Theosis: The Transformation of The Whole Person, By Grace.
    ☦⛪
    14:37 Theosis is Not possible outside The Orthodox Church.
    15:12 A Christ-Centered Life. A Full-Time Life, not part time.
    20:03 The Role of The Church is to be accessible to Sincere, Christ-Seeking people.
    21:29 A Personal Struggle along with God's Grace, God's Gifts.
    - Get rid of the garbage
    + God stands at the door and knocks.
    22:43 Open the Door every day.
    Christ heals impaired human will. Part of Theosis is The Healing of The Human Will.
    - People mistakenly think God turns Men into Slaves. This is not the case. It is to help man become Like Christ in Being, by Grace.
    + Becoming Fully Human, God-Man By Grace, Like Christ.
    25:10 We were made for Theosis. Synergy.
    ☦On Temptation
    26:03 Temptation Does Not come from God, but God allows it.
    27:10 The Misunderstandings of mankind.

    28:12 + Faith + Trust + Healing + Synergy + Merciful + As Christ, Like Christ.
    29:49
    30:15 Going To Confession, exposing all of our sicknesses, not holding back.
    ☦Roadblock to Theosis
    31:33 Lack of Will and Laziness.
    33:55 "Lord, I deserve this, but please, help me."
    35:23 Falling into Delusion.
    ☦ *The Hierarchy of Things*
    36:26 What do you put at the top of your hierarchy/priorities?
    38:53 Glory To Thee O God.
    39:29 If you are disturbed by Worldly sin and corruption, Pray to God about this.
    40:15 "The World is Suffering because we have taken Christ out of The Center."
    41:53 Baptism is very important. Do not argue with The Saints. They are higher in The Spiritual Life than you.
    ☦The Jesus Prayer; the prayer rope, Elder Ephraim of Arizona.
    43:11 The Jesus Prayer.
    44:02 The Jesus Prayer: Purification & Illumination simultaneously, at the exact same time.
    + Calling to Christ to bring his presence, to illumine us.
    + Bringing Christ into the heart.
    ☦ The Cross
    45:42 People seek to take away pain. What they do not understand, The Joy includes The Cross.
    47:35 The problem of egotism.
    48:54 The Beatitudes.

    51:23, 57:38 Denial of Uncreated Energies is unorthodox.
    52:22 Intellectual, Academic Theologians ignore Theosis.
    53:03 Immerse Yourself With The Gospel.
    55:04 Know God, Know Yourself
    58:35 The Person of Christ. 1 Person, 2 Natures, 2 Wills.
    59:50 Doctors talk about sickness, that's what doctors do.
    1:01:23 Dogma is there to guarantee the healing is correct.

    1:02:09 Repentance includes Christ, Repentance is a reorientation of a person towards Christ.
    1:09:23 The Icons point us to Christ.
    + A Life Directed, Centered in, Christ.

    1:10:30 Mystagouge.
    + The Likeness of Christ is only possible in The Orthodox Church.
    1:11:24 Expert Theologians.
    1:13:00 No blessing to debate from Fr. Filipp.
    1:14:20 "Why do we still commit sin, Father?" please, don't think you are above The Church.
    ☦The Great Gifts of Living a Spiritual Life.
    1:17:03 Prophetic Clairvoyance, Knowledge of The Heart of others, these are lower-end gifts.
    1:18:42 It is not for The Saint, it is for The Help and Love of Neighbor.
    - How could a Saint maintain Spiritual Gifts and not become proud?
    + The Fruit of Theosis, For The Sake of Love, For Salvation of The Whole Body.
    + Good For Others Around Him.
    + Greater Increase In Love + Greater Increase of Communion.
    1:21:00 Theosis is Within The Orthodox Church.
    1:21:25 Love Without Willingness To Sacrifice is Not Sacrificial Love.
    1:22:13 Love means He could not remain alone, it was an extension of His very being that He created Man.
    Because we are Loved
    We are moved to Love
    1:23:10 You give bread, God gives His Body and Blood.
    Giving and Getting
    Giving and Getting
    1:23:33 Very Beautiful.
    Centered On The Person of Christ
    1:24:20 Glory To God ☦

    • @agiasf7330
      @agiasf7330 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +9

      Thank you, dear brother.

    • @sophry1
      @sophry1 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      Many thanks 🙏🏼

    • @haazsstarship7530
      @haazsstarship7530 8 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      thank you for your service.

  • @AbrahamFramirez-hr5zu
    @AbrahamFramirez-hr5zu 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +11

    Greetings to all my Orthodox Brothers 🇬🇷☦️

  • @nathanjohnson1948
    @nathanjohnson1948 24 วันที่ผ่านมา +2

    “What Christ is imparting to us is the healing of our human will.” 😢

  • @inezvasquez8104
    @inezvasquez8104 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +23

    I'm not even finished listening! And find this uplifting! Thank you!!! Simply...simplistic. So basic. ☦️

  • @dom4550
    @dom4550 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +14

    Glory to God. Thank you Fr. Peter and Fr. Felippe for edifying us.

  • @stavrouladeessegloria
    @stavrouladeessegloria 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +26

    Glory to Jesus Christ ☦️
    May we all have your blessings Father Peter ☦️
    May we all be made worthy to experience the final Theosis after our purification journey on the narrow path of the Church on Earth.

  • @jacob6088
    @jacob6088 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +58

    We need more content with Fr Felipe! There’s not much out there

    • @LadyMaria
      @LadyMaria 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      He's blessed. 🙏

    • @burgerman3500
      @burgerman3500 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      @@jedimasterham2 You completely misunderstand what Theosis is.

    • @burgerman3500
      @burgerman3500 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Considering we are commenting under a 1 hour video that explains it, I shouldnt have to.
      @@jedimasterham2

  • @karens.8194
    @karens.8194 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +16

    Fr Peter, The content of your videos are being so helpful for me and I feel that is touching my husband’s heart too. I personally being trying to find Christ in my life, calling myself a Christian and yet not knowing anything about his traditional Church… heard about different doctrines and complete different philosophies Gnosticism, Buddhism, metaphysics while I was a curious Mormon… (while I was trying to find my spiritual path) Thank you! for putting this together and for the joy to hear Fr. Filipp to come in the help of our empty and weak soul. Thank you for uplifting me and reminding me how wrong I was❤ ☦️

    • @katherine3486
      @katherine3486 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      Saint AiKaterina has been praying for you since your name was given to you. She is your Patron (Karen is a shortened form of Katerina, like me!)
      Please bring your soul Home. Please Come Home to Orthodoxy. New very Morning !!!

  • @handmaidleah
    @handmaidleah 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

    Glory to God for all things!! Thank you dear Fr Peter and Fr Fillip!!!

  • @nepsisyianni33
    @nepsisyianni33 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

    Thank you Fathers.♥️☦🇬🇷🇨🇦

  • @stavrouladeessegloria
    @stavrouladeessegloria 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +9

    1:23:04
    And the image of love is the CROSS ☦️❤️

  • @agiasf7330
    @agiasf7330 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

    Thank you, dear Fathers.

  • @glendamcgee1779
    @glendamcgee1779 4 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    I live an hour away from a true Orthodox Church and driving is a problem for me now. I wish I were closer. This is a great talk, transformative.

  • @DanielStivenPradera
    @DanielStivenPradera 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

    Jesus is my Lord ☦️❤️‍🔥

  • @ReplyToMeIfUrRetarded
    @ReplyToMeIfUrRetarded 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

    Amen, The TRUE Purpose.

  • @LivingWaterLiaison
    @LivingWaterLiaison 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    Fantastic dialogue

  • @ayonio5723
    @ayonio5723 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    Such a blessing to listen to this, a great encouragment!

  • @richardsz9099
    @richardsz9099 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    Thank you

  • @rwdonohue
    @rwdonohue 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    The title in the thumbnail hooked me. Very good choice. I’m hoping, for my investigation into Orthodoxy, this episode lives up to it.

  • @orthodoxboomergrandma3561
    @orthodoxboomergrandma3561 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

    Excellent! Just starting to listen. Thank you!

  • @YahuahsRefiner
    @YahuahsRefiner 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

    Everyone is trying to become like God anyway. There is just one difference. Are you doing this under God's will, guidance and protection.. or are you doing it by yourself?

    • @YahuahsRefiner
      @YahuahsRefiner 9 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Because you must know, that if you are doing it by yourself, you are Still under the hand of other guiding sources, but these sources are not under the hand of God, they are cut off from His grace.. therefore, the judgements these spirit guides receive, is the same as what you will receive. And just because you dont receive it instantaneously, dont be fooled into thinking its not coming to you. It is.

  • @berwynsigns4115
    @berwynsigns4115 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    I'm Catholic but I got a lot from this. Thank you Frs. A lot to think about and let it change my mind and my actions. May we be one (John 17:20-21)

    • @annem2922
      @annem2922 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Me too, am Catholic and this discussion helped me have a deeper understanding of Theosis.
      May the Holy Spirit purify the Holy Church for He has promised
      “The gates of hell shall not prevail.”

    • @katherine3486
      @katherine3486 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Theosis isn't possible in Rome because Rome excommunicated the rest of the Church and made the Papacy the head of the Church.
      Christ Jesus needs NO vicar !!
      Please bring your soul home.
      Peace be with you.

    • @katherine3486
      @katherine3486 9 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@annem2922 The gates of hell did in Rome, culminating in the excommunication of all the other Popes and Bishops of Christendom, except for himself.
      Theosis isn't possible in Rome because Rome brought in innovative teachings, excommunicated the rest of the Church and made the Papacy the head of the Church.
      Christ Jesus needs NO vicar !!
      Please bring your soul home.
      Peace be with you.

    • @annem2922
      @annem2922 9 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@katherine3486 Why would Jesus ask Peter three times to take care of his lambs “Peter, do you love me more than these? Feed my lambs!”
      The gates of hell cannot prevail. Well all the best in your journey my sister in Christ and see you in Heaven💟

    • @OrthodoxEthos
      @OrthodoxEthos  7 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      @@annem2922 The gates of hell have not and cannot prevail over the Church -- but it certainly can over those who reject and rebel against the Church, walk away from the Holy Tradition, refuse to hear the voice of the Holy Councils, such as the Eighth Oecumenical Council, which took place in Constantinople in 879, with the participation of the representatives of the Pope and which the Pope accepted and ratified. This acceptance lasted until the 11th century when the Filioque was accepted in Rome (in 1014) and even after this, until after the anathemas in 1054. BUT... alas... the pope and people in Rome followed the leadership of non-Romans, of Franks, from the north, which had long before embraced the heretical addition to the Creed ("and the son").
      History is very clear: the pope, post 1000, walked away from the Council and Faith that his predecessors had embraced. The Pope and those in the north rejected the Nicene Creed that was accepted in the Councils for 1000 years.

  • @peterissajenko2311
    @peterissajenko2311 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    Great talk Father's.

  • @stavrouladeessegloria
    @stavrouladeessegloria 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

    42:43 and on ☦️❤️
    Purification and ilumination simultaneously in prayer

  • @ChristosProvides
    @ChristosProvides 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    YESSSSSSSSS!!!!!

  • @Seeker12x12
    @Seeker12x12 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on us and our world ☦ 🙏 🌍 🙏☦

  • @Aaron-xb4rq
    @Aaron-xb4rq 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

    “No theosis outside the Orthodox Church.” How could anything outside the church even exist if there is no participation in the divine energies outside the church?!?

    • @pasfay2319
      @pasfay2319 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      so then by your logic sin participates with god

    • @Aaron-xb4rq
      @Aaron-xb4rq 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      @@pasfay2319 Or perhaps the question posed back to you is: what could possibly be separate from the God in whom we live and move and have our being?

    • @pah9730
      @pah9730 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      @@Aaron-xb4rq
      All participate but not unto salvation / theosis.

  • @dopeariz1020
    @dopeariz1020 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Great video!😃✨

  • @Und34d_R
    @Und34d_R 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

    I have a hard time separating Orthodox Christian theosis from the gnostic concept of theosis in a practical sense. Trying to figure that one out.

    • @LKRaider
      @LKRaider 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +8

      The basis is that in gnosticism it is to exercise your will, while in Orthodoxy is to submit to His will.

    • @LKRaider
      @LKRaider 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +9

      In a practical sense, gnostics will have a tiered structure of secret knowledge levels for the elect, while in Orthodoxy it is all clear and open to everyone what and how to reach for theosis, because Salvation in Christ is for everyone.

    • @Und34d_R
      @Und34d_R 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      @@LKRaider thanks. After watching this and reflecting on this more it aligns with what you say

  • @angyt1070
    @angyt1070 8 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Really great ❤

  • @thenaturalhuman9568
    @thenaturalhuman9568 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    My only compliant is sound quality for visiting Father, having a hard time hearing his points

  • @wabasherie70
    @wabasherie70 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    As one who wants to come into the Orthodox faith and out of Reformed protestantism, I will add a comment as someone who has had a life time of protestantism. It was always told to me that salvation is a single event. It is a change of heart, a mystical rebirth of one who is spiritually dead. Once we are saved, we are saved. What protestants refer to as sanctification is something else that comes about by obeying the teachings of Christ and the scriptures. Nothing mystical happens. We are simply more Christ-like and we do Christ-like things because we ARE saved. Doing good works is evidence of salvation and not a progression towards salvation. I was also taught (nothing about Eastern Orthodoxy) but that the alternative is Rome where good works are a way of earning salvation. The notion that theosis is a progession and not some sort of "earning" is hard to get a western mind around. I'm striving, and I'm more able to say more about what Theosis is not rather than what it is. Holy Baptism in the Orthodox church unites me to Christ's body, but salvation continues to develop and mature and grow as a participate in the church, its teachings, and its mysteries in all areas of my life . . . but I'm not earning/paying-for salvation. It is my understanding from Christ's sermon on the mount that good works unaccompanied by a devoted heart wanting to please God are nothing more than empty works. I hope I'm on the right track in my understanding. But, the key difference to me in the disconnect between protestant salvation and orthodox theosis is what I started with. Protestant salvation is a single event EVIDENCED by continuing in good works and not developed by good works.

    • @berwynsigns4115
      @berwynsigns4115 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Just so you know, the Catholic view is the same as the Orthodox view. It's not earning.

    • @annem2922
      @annem2922 9 หลายเดือนก่อน

      I agree with @berwynsigns
      Catholics and Orthodox Christians don’t believe that we are saved through works, But rather that faith must be accompanied by good works as it is written in the book of James. It’s Luther who was uncomfortable with that Book and claimed “faith alone” which for us is heretical. Christ is our Salvation.
      Peace 💟💟💟

  • @trollsneedhugs
    @trollsneedhugs 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    God must be able to work with those outside of official Orthodox communion, because so many people cannot participate in an Orthodox church. You can't believe God is love and exclude all outside Orthodox communion from relationship with Christ, or theosis as God wills.I appreciate the Truth of the church, but God knows all, and knows who love Him. There's no option for me to be in communion, but I am studying Orthodox teachings, and Christ knows that I want the Truth.

    • @OrthodoxEthos
      @OrthodoxEthos  9 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      With this logic then I suppose not even the incarnation is necessary, seeing has how all that’s needed is your mental ascents. The Church is the continuation of Christ’s physical presence on earth. As there is one Christ there is one Church. There is not a union of multiple brides who all claim to have the Holy Spirit whilst contradicting each other. There can only be one. Truth is definitive and universal, the humanistic logic that God saves outside of His Church via the heresies or flat out denials of other sects and religions is fundamentally flawed and spiritually atheistic.

  • @thenarrowdoor7
    @thenarrowdoor7 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    Love this thank you for this content , i have always seen jesus christ path as a spirtual steps , bethlehem means a body of bread and in arabic is a body of flesh ( so we are born in a body of flesh ) and nazareth means to overcome ( overcome our own ego ) jesus overcame the world (our inner world ) and jerusalem is the perfect light ( enlightenment ) , jesus tought us and showed us the path , he is the path himself , we can see the whole bible on the cross , when we do gods will , we become cruscified and we can love selflessly , we also become detached from the material world immediatly

  • @ChristosProvides
    @ChristosProvides 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    YESSSSSSSSSSSS🎉🎉🎉🎉

  • @drjohnashfield3915
    @drjohnashfield3915 9 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Excellent

  • @JinhuoXiChina
    @JinhuoXiChina 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    I learn a lot of Orthodox Church here

  • @nicktobin4002
    @nicktobin4002 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    Father, you say without frequent communion we will not make progress. Will those of us who's mission only comes once a month be hindered?

    • @OrthodoxEthos
      @OrthodoxEthos  9 หลายเดือนก่อน +9

      Frequent communion is also relative to what is within your capability. If you can’t go anywhere else God will not withdraw His grace from you. It is however, an issue when we choose to not receive and we have access to the mysteries.

  • @JesusIsCometh
    @JesusIsCometh 3 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    Father, make sure you guys are staying away from wifi/phones/bluetooth and have them on airplane mode or use ethernet cables when possible!! EM radiation is damaging! God bless

  • @allenmorgan4309
    @allenmorgan4309 9 หลายเดือนก่อน

    We already are like Christ in the hidden person of the heart.

  • @garymcginnis4757
    @garymcginnis4757 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

    I am a protestant believer. I listen to a lot of orthodox teachings, and I truly resonate with most of them. I love Jesus I am in relationship with him. He is my savior. He is my Lord. And I do believe that in taking communion It is far more than a symbol, but it is in some mystical way I cannot comprehend it is the body and the blood of Jesus. I say all that to say that a “ problem” that I have with orthodoxy is that I a believer and follower of Christ is actually considered not part of the body of Christ but outside the church because I am at Protestant. Yet, I continue to listen to many orthodox teachers setting aside that belief that I am not a true Christian, or even on the path to salvation.

    • @OrthodoxEthos
      @OrthodoxEthos  7 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      You may find helpful the book “On the Reception of the Heterodox into the Orthodox Church” from Uncut Mountain Press. In this book we explain what the saints and Fathers since Apostolic times understood regarding the general work and activity of the Holy Spirit throughout creation and the distinct operation of the Holy Spirit through the Mysteries (Sacraments) for man’s purification, illumination, and theosis. uncutmountainpress.com/shop/product/on-the-reception-of-the-heterodox-into-the-orthodox-church-the-patristic-consensus-and-criteria/

    • @techdivaful
      @techdivaful 6 วันที่ผ่านมา

      I am in the same boat.

  • @HHH_Hymnal
    @HHH_Hymnal 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    Common terms for Christian Perfection/Theosis found in both patristic and early methodist sources:
    Happy in God
    The kingdom within
    Filled with the Spirit
    Sealed with the Spirit
    Witness of the Spirit (Assurance)
    Clothed with power from on high
    The Promise of the Father
    The Anointing
    The Spirit of Adoption
    Perfect Love
    Spiritual Canaan
    The Mind of Christ
    The Comfort of the Spirit
    God's Rest
    Warm in the Spirit
    Baptism of the Spirit
    Entire Sanctification
    The Second Blessing
    Overshadowing of the Spirit
    Quickening of the Spirit
    Animated by the Spirit
    Intoxicated with the Spirit
    Liberty of the Spirit
    The Living Water (Live Agua)
    Wells bubbling over (overflowing) from innermost being
    Illumination
    Enlightenment
    etc.

  • @tiagob3135
    @tiagob3135 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

    What books and readings did he suggest to read? The captions were off

  • @peterbray5383
    @peterbray5383 8 หลายเดือนก่อน

    As far as I understand theosis; as the true purpose of human life. (I am an Anglican/Anglo-Catholic). In terms my missional work in my church, how do I put this across in simple enough terms that folk will understand? Also can I clarify my own understanding?
    In short, (going off St. Augustine.)
    Where we are:
    We are born into original sin - We can't deny it, because we see it all around us.
    The objective:
    To become like Jesus, in complete unity to be co-heirs with Christ. Sinless.
    How do we get there:
    Faith, the sacramentum, prayer, self-control, good works.
    Am I right in thinking about these are three important points that can aid our understanding?
    The sacraments: comes from Tertullian from the Latin word sacramentum. Which was the oath of allegience a new recruit swore upon joining the Roman Army - Tertullian saw the "sacramentum" as a change to a new way life. Hence the analogy. Christianity is not a religion but a way of life. We don't worship a big beardy chap in the sky armed with thunderbolts (Zeus), rather we seek to become like Christ.
    Then there is the definition of worship, which can get confused in most protestant denominations. As far as I am aware, it is the partaking of sacraments that is the actual worship, whilst hymns and songs are praise and thanksgiving. Therefore the it is partaking of the sacramentum, a change to the spiritual life to become more and more like Christ, which is written into the liturgy; even the Book of Common Prayer from the Church of England, we don't see the wood for the trees.
    For a point of Martin Luther, and faith without works. His argument was that if you are Christian then good works should naturally follow. That doesn't take into account human nature. For me, Lutheranism only has the potential of working if you have theosis as a datum. If you partake of the sacramentum, the spiritual life, to be like Christ - then yes Good works will naturally follow.

  • @annalynn9325
    @annalynn9325 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

    Appreciate what your saying about the Jesus prayer. I was told say it at most 10x/day while standing or prostrating. How am I supposed to cultivate unceasing prayer like that? I don’t know, it’s very confusing

    • @acekoala457
      @acekoala457 9 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Practice, falling down, getting up.

    • @OrthodoxEthos
      @OrthodoxEthos  9 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      Unceasing prayer isn’t gained by Buddhist style mediation. It’s about stilling the heart. Not letting things pass as a mere passive observer, but becoming watchful and vigilant over the heart. Unceasing prayer is the weapon by which we obtain watchfulness which in turn, enables us to strive towards dispassion. Prostrations help to humble the body and thus the soul follows. It is in pride that we see ourselves beyond this tool and a rejection of incarnation in that we fail to see the importance our bodies have in struggling towards salvation. By humbling the body, the soul learns to submit and the body no longer dictates its directions, this in turn, enhances one’s prayer life and helps to cultivate noetic prayer which in turn leads to ceaseless prayer. It’s done in steps. There is no short cut and their will be set backs and back slides. Push forward. No matter what get up and carry your cross.

    • @annalynn9325
      @annalynn9325 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      @@OrthodoxEthos Thank you. I’m saving this comment, it is helpful to me to understand how powerful prostrations are for the prayer life . But is it correct that I should only say the Jesus prayer while prostrating? Not while driving, or washing dishes, etc?

    • @FirstnameLastname-py3bc
      @FirstnameLastname-py3bc 9 หลายเดือนก่อน

      ​@@annalynn9325you have no answer but I think it's meant by your teacher for you to put your mind into it (probably before it becomes natural for you)
      I don't know but for me prostrations did help a lot except I have some issue with my stomach and it hurts when I do, but prostrations or standing on my knees trying to be in stillness helps me a lot, saying Jesus prayer when not 100% invested into it for me does very little lately compared to when I did fullheartedly
      Maybe that's what's meant by your teacher

  • @joshuaforeman2611
    @joshuaforeman2611 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

    If “We lost the likeness and the image was darkened” what is the meaning of the likeness passed from Adam to Noah in Genesis 5?

    • @johnnyd2383
      @johnnyd2383 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Likeness and image is not completely lost but, I would say, rather stained.

  • @mariakatariina8751
    @mariakatariina8751 29 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Paul the Saul of Rehoboam of Sammael was not an Apostle.

  • @mark0bravo
    @mark0bravo 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    I was raised Mormon. They believe God is actually a deified man, and that man can progress to the same essence as God this is obviously completely heretical.
    I have been a protestant for most of my Christian life. Evangelicals are so terrified to fall into the little gods heresy, that I think they are missing a huge aspect.
    If you read John 10 and 82, you come to the inescapable conclusion, that yes, what God has in mind for us is some type of nature that is more Godlike than our current human nature. However, not the same essence as God.
    Thank you for orthodox denominations having held onto this truth that was Apparently commonly understood among all early church fathers. The modern church, especially evangelicalism, is missing a lot.

  • @Dwightpower88
    @Dwightpower88 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Does anyone have any book or video recommendations for someone who knows nothing about it? I was raised in a kooky non denominational evangelical church which I rejected. I'd like to about the actual roots of Christianity. Any suggestions welcome and thanks

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  • @LibertyStanding
    @LibertyStanding 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    If Theosis is not possible outside of Orthodoxy, how is Luke 9:50 explained? Thanks in advance for the explanation.

    • @LadyMaria
      @LadyMaria 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

      Not a clergyman, just unworthy laywoman.
      This is the Orthodox Study Bible note for Luke 9:46-50:
      "9:46-50 Little child: See note on Mt 18:1- 4. Theophylact sees John's comment as a regret, his conscience having been pricked by what Christ said about the
      least and the great. St. Ambrose, on the other hand, sees John as expecting full obedience to accompany such blessings. In either interpretation, Christ's response shows those acting in
      good faith are not excluded, even if currently they are not numbered
      among the disciples. "See how divine grace is at work even in those who are not His disciples" (Theoph; see also Nm
      11:24-30). On those using Christ's name without good faith, see 11:23; Acts 19:13-16.

    • @OrthodoxEthos
      @OrthodoxEthos  9 หลายเดือนก่อน +6

      Theosis cannot happen outside of the body of Christ. Hence why the Incarnation even occurred. One Christ. One Church. Simple.

    • @berwynsigns4115
      @berwynsigns4115 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      I'm Catholic but I'll answer: casting out demons, and the gifts of the Holy Spirit, are not the same as theosis. Someone can cast out demons and prophesy, and still go to hell. Matthew 7:21-23

  • @anhumblemessengerofthelawo3858
    @anhumblemessengerofthelawo3858 8 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Each day should be devoted to miracles. The purpose of time is to enable you to learn how to use time constructively. It is thus a teaching device and a means to an end. Time will cease when it is no longer useful in facilitating learning.
    Miracles make minds one in God. They depend on cooperation, because the Sonship is the sum of all that God created. Miracles therefore reflect the laws of eternity, not of time.
    Miracles reawaken the awareness that the spirit, not the body, is the altar of truth. This is the recognition that leads to the healing power of the miracle.
    Miracles are part of an interlocking chain of forgiveness which, when completed, is the Atonement. Atonement works all the time and in all the dimensions of time.
    The Holy Spirit is the highest communication medium. Miracles do not involve this type of communication, because they are _temporary_ communication devices. When you return to your original form of communication with God by direct revelation, the need for miracles is over.
    A Course In Miracles
    (Author: Jesus Christ)

  • @ej7465
    @ej7465 7 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    Hello, how do I become a member

    • @OrthodoxEthos
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    • @pah9730
      @pah9730 6 หลายเดือนก่อน

      Did you mean of the Orthodox Church?

  • @234Marla
    @234Marla 5 หลายเดือนก่อน

    I am sorry to say this, because I desperately want to hear and understand this content, but between the accents , and the very poor miking- sound quality, I cannot understand much of what’s being said. I am listening on a new iPhone and a set of Air Pods. I feel like I should be able to receive this transmission properly but no.

  • @M-i-k-a-e-l
    @M-i-k-a-e-l 9 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Theosis is the core of all true religions and metsphysical schools.
    The real gnostics knew it all along.

  • @franciscafazzo3460
    @franciscafazzo3460 8 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Anybody reading this I'm so in darkness please help pray I don't know what to do I'm bipolar I got to head injury I'm using drugs

    • @OrthodoxEthos
      @OrthodoxEthos  7 หลายเดือนก่อน

      GO TO a nearby Orthodox Church. Ask God for help. Begin little by little on the path of healing in the Church, the Hospital of the Soul.

  • @MrSilver2nd
    @MrSilver2nd 8 หลายเดือนก่อน

    "Theosis is not fully achieved in this life..."
    I was under the impression that the Saints had achieved Theosis. I guess that they achieved a facet of Theosis based on the assertion above? That in and of itself warrants a new question of "is Theosis a multifaceted objective"?

    • @OrthodoxEthos
      @OrthodoxEthos  7 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      God is infinite. Theosis is never ending. It begins here and continues there.

  • @prashantseewoochurn9066
    @prashantseewoochurn9066 7 หลายเดือนก่อน

    What does father filipe mean when he says "1 person, 2 natures, 2 wills". Doesn't Orthodoxy believe that Christ has 2 natures but 1 will ?

  • @HHH_Hymnal
    @HHH_Hymnal 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    Full sanctification (theosis) is the grand depositum which God has lodged with the people called Methodists; and for the sake of propagating this chiefly He appeared to have raised us up. - Wesley
    This doctrine was for John Wesley the central emphasis of the Methodist movement. He believed Methodism existed because God had given them the calling to spread the teaching of full sanctification (theosis).
    All Methodists in that day after a conscious conversion began to seek for the removal of the least and last remains of the carnal mind. This reveals the secret of the peculiar power which characterized their ministry. They did not backslide because they set their faces immediately after their conversion toward the Canaan of Perfect Love. This was the goal to which they all aspired.

    • @theStormaftertheCalm
      @theStormaftertheCalm 9 หลายเดือนก่อน

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    • @CalimeroTheGOODMorning
      @CalimeroTheGOODMorning 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

      ​@@theStormaftertheCalm
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    • @theStormaftertheCalm
      @theStormaftertheCalm 2 หลายเดือนก่อน

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  • @driftaway2806
    @driftaway2806 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    So when Jesus said I am the way the truth and the life,nobody comes to the father except through me,he was talking about the church?.
    What about That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life?
    What about John 3:16? Did God give his only begotten church or his only begotten son?
    What his church on the cross or his son?
    Did the church die for your sins or did Christ?
    Was christ betrayed by judas or was the church? Was the thief on the cross saved by christ or by the church???
    You have NO right to tell the Christian world that they have no salvation outside of the church... if I baptize a man on his death he'd and he confesses with his mouth that that christ is his Savior and asks for forgiveness and then dies...are you telling us all that he would go to hell because he wasn't orthodox???

    • @annem2922
      @annem2922 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      Your comment made me laugh. You remind me of Saint Paul being irritated with the groups claiming “I am for Paul, others saying ‘I am for Peter, I am for Apollos.”
      And St Paul asks them, did Paul die for you?
      May the Lord have mercy on us 😒..I can’t wait for His return and sort this mess, it began even before His ascension with the disciples wanting to know who was the greatest amongst them🙈🙈

  • @diva555sg
    @diva555sg 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

    Christ is the preeminence before all else.
    A sin of idolatry is placing "your stuff" in place of Christ.

  • @nickvoutsas5144
    @nickvoutsas5144 9 หลายเดือนก่อน

    What is a church , is it the house of God? Is it a building with holy relics?
    Is a church a priest and a congregation who practice the holy sacraments?
    What is a church, perhaps a place where God abides in us?
    Maybe all of the above .
    Christ used to read scripture in the Synagogues and turned over the money lenders tables because he said that it's the house of God.The Bible does not mention that Jesus entered the holy of holies. The Pharisees were the problem. The synagogues were holy places but not their priests. Perhaps our churches are holy but are our priests? That's not the point , the point is that wherever Jesus visited he allowed miracles to happen.Most or all of Christ's miracles were gone outside a synagogue. Christ's church had very little to do with the holy of holies and more to do saving sinners. I believe that our duty as Christians is firstly to do as Christ did and forgive outside the church, help outside the church and once you have gone good deeds then attend church. Do you think fasting is so important then become a vegan, it simply won't save you. Do you think church is so important then fast pray and go to church but be aware of that God will not approve unless you have forgiven or helped your fellow man. I do agree Church is the house of God but you are the house of the Holy Spirit. Unfortunately priests have emphasised that you cannot take communion unless you have fasted , and a non orthodox person cannot take orthodox communion. Ok perhaps I have confused you. The simple truth is that when you live in Christ the whole world is your church because the Holy Spirit abides in you and you should worship and partake in the Holy sacraments.

    • @LadyMaria
      @LadyMaria 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      There's Ekklesia (the People of God) in English called the Church. There's buildings called kyriakon, which are houses of the Lord. Also church in English. That's where people get confused.
      The reason why people who aren't Orthodox cannot partake of the Holy Eucharist is because they might not believe and they are not prepared. It is to protect them. This has always been done since the first century.
      Fasting before the Holy Eucharist is always important. We do not mix other foods with that which is Christ in our stomachs. That is also why we partake of blessed prosfora and in Slavic tradition wine after, to make sure we get all of Christ and the first thing we ingest after Christ to be blessed by Him.
      You don't understand our Faith. Please get to know the ancient Faith of Christ before making judgments clouded by Western Christian theology.

  • @johntsirakidis9544
    @johntsirakidis9544 8 หลายเดือนก่อน

    KYRIE XPISTE O THEOS, ELEISON MAS!!

  • @HHH_Hymnal
    @HHH_Hymnal 9 หลายเดือนก่อน

    The early Methodist teaching on perfection also called Entire Sanctification, the Second Blessing, perfect love, and other terms is the same as the Eastern teaching on perfection, also called by various terms such as theosis, apatheia, dispassion etc.
    Wesley said: where Christian perfection is not strongly and explicitly preached there is seldom any remarkable blessing from God and consequently little addition to the Methodist Society and little life in the members of it. Till you press the believers to expect full salvation you must not look for any revival.
    Wesleyan Christian Perfection is a domesticated (brought down to the common believer) and democratized (available to the the common believer) version of the more ancient doctrine of theosis. There are many written testimonies of early methodists who experienced theosis or entire sanctification as one of the more common ways that it was called, and the parallels with early Christian literature such as the desert fathers, pseudo-Macarius, Gregory Nyssa etc. are striking.
    The first tract Wesley wrote on Christian Perfection is called: The Character of a Methodist. It is based on Clement of Alexandria's description of the perfect Christian (the true Gnostic) in book 7 of Stromateis.

    • @billybenson3834
      @billybenson3834 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +9

      Or just stay with the source material of the early fathers rather than using heterodox texts which will always fall short. One is phromena based, the other lacks phromena. Why would an orthodox person concern themselves with secondary material that isn't orthodox?

    • @olgathehandmaid
      @olgathehandmaid 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

      The "Methodist sources" are borrowed Patristic sources. Why not abandon the knock-off, and go straight to the Church that the Patristic sources were grown in?...

  • @Aaron-xb4rq
    @Aaron-xb4rq 9 หลายเดือนก่อน

    According to the Orthodox theology of theosis, man is no more united to God than he is the sun - he simply participates in the energies of both. This is pseudo (energetic) not real (ontological) union with God.

    • @FirstnameLastname-py3bc
      @FirstnameLastname-py3bc 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      It's real, because God's energies are God, God's energy Truth is also God
      Energies are how we feel God and how God interacts, energia literally means action
      It's ontological change but not change of nature

  • @basementlm4200
    @basementlm4200 8 หลายเดือนก่อน

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  • @triumphonyoutube3659
    @triumphonyoutube3659 4 หลายเดือนก่อน

    it is on Julian calendar needs to be I guess , amen !