Monasticism, Eastern
Monasticism, Eastern
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  • Monasticism — • The act of dwelling alone (Greek monos, monazein, monachos), has come to denote the mode of life pertaining to persons living in seclusion from the world, under religious vows and subject to a fixed rule, as monks, friars, nuns, or in general… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Eastern Monasticism Before Chalcedon —     Eastern Monasticism Before Chalcedon (A.D. 451)     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Eastern Monasticism Before Chalcedon (A.D. 451)     Egypt was the Motherland of Christian monasticism. It sprang into existence there at the beginning of the fourth …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Eastern Christian monasticism — is the life followed by monks and nuns of Eastern Orthodoxy, Oriental Orthodoxy and Eastern Catholicism. Some authors will use the term Basilian to describe Eastern monks; however, this is incorrect, since the Eastern Church does not have… …   Wikipedia

  • monasticism — /meuh nas teuh siz euhm/, n. the monastic system, condition, or mode of life. [1785 95; MONASTIC + ISM] * * * Institutionalized religious movement whose members are bound by vows to an ascetic life of prayer, meditation, or good works. Members of …   Universalium

  • Eastern Orthodoxy — the faith, practice, membership, and government of the Eastern Orthodox Church. * * * officially Orthodox Catholic Church One of the three major branches of Christianity. Its adherents live mostly in Greece, Russia, the Balkans, Ukraine, and the… …   Universalium

  • Monasticism — Trappist monk praying in his cell. Monasticism (from Greek μοναχός, monachos, derived from Greek monos, alone) is a religious way of life characterized by the practice of renouncing worldly pursuits to fully devote one s self to spiritual work.… …   Wikipedia

  • Eastern Orthodox Church — Orthodox Catholic Church and Orthodox Christian Church redirect here. For other uses of the term, see Orthodox (disambiguation). Not to be confused with Oriental Orthodox Churches. See also: Eastern Christianity and Orthodoxy by country The… …   Wikipedia

  • Eastern Catholic Churches — This article refers to Eastern churches in full communion with the Church of Rome. For other eastern churches, see Church of the East (disambiguation) Part of a series on Eastern Christianity …   Wikipedia

  • Christian monasticism — Icon of Saint Anthony the Great, the founder of Christian monasticism. Christian monasticism is a practice which began to develop early in the history of the Christian Church, modeled upon scriptural examples and ideals, including those in the… …   Wikipedia

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