Hesychasterion

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A '''hesychastarion''' is a small cell or hermitage where intensive [[hesychasm]] is practiced, distinct from the cenobitic hesychastic life of a [[monastery]].
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A '''hesychasterion''' is a small cell or hermitage where intensive [[hesychasm]] is practiced, distinct from the [[cenobitic]] hesychastic life of a [[monastery]].
 
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Legally and canonically, a hesychastarion is a hermitage established with the blessing of the diocesan [[bishop]] but owned by the monastics of the hermitage, as distinct from a monastery, which is owned by the bishop.  Thus, the monastics at a hesychastarion have a greater degree of independence, but of course no liturgical services are celebrated there without the blessing of the bishop.
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Legally and canonically, a hesychasterion is a hermitage established with the blessing of the diocesan [[bishop]] but owned by the [[monasticism|monastic]]s of the hermitage, as distinct from a monastery, which is owned by the bishop.  Thus, the monastics at a hesychasterion have a greater degree of independence, but of course no liturgical services are celebrated there without the blessing of the bishop.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 16:12, August 5, 2012

A hesychasterion is a small cell or hermitage where intensive hesychasm is practiced, distinct from the cenobitic hesychastic life of a monastery.

Legally and canonically, a hesychasterion is a hermitage established with the blessing of the diocesan bishop but owned by the monastics of the hermitage, as distinct from a monastery, which is owned by the bishop. Thus, the monastics at a hesychasterion have a greater degree of independence, but of course no liturgical services are celebrated there without the blessing of the bishop.

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