* Exorcism prayers of St. Basil the Great
=== Exorcism in the prayer book ===
Prayer of interdiction of St. Basil the Great that is read by a priest over one suffering from demons
: O God of gods and Lord of lords, Creator of the fiery ranks, and Fashioner of the fleshless powers, the Artisan of heavenly things and those under the heavens, Whom no man has seen, nor is able to see, Whom all creation fears: Into the dark depths of Hell You hurled the commander who had become proud, and who, because of his disobedient service, was cast down from the height to earth, as well as the angels that fell away with him, all having become evil demons. Grant that this my exorcism being performed in Your awesome name, be terrible to the Master of evil and to all his minions who had fallen with him from the height of brightness. Drive him into banishment, commanding him to depart hence, so that no harm might be worked against Your sealed Image. And, as You have commanded, let those who are sealed receive the strength to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and upon all power of the Enemy. For manifested, hymned, and glorified with fear, by everything that has breath is Your most holy Name: of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, now and ever and into ages of ages. Amen.
* Exorcist as a minor order. History and significance.
* Exorcism today.
== List of Saints whose Intercession is Enlisted ==
The following is a general list of [[Saint|Saints]] whose intercession may be enlisted for healing, and against unclean spirts and mental disorders (listed in chronological order).
* [[Nectarios of Aegina]]
== Resources ===== Orthodox resources ===
* [http://www.goarch.org/en/ourfaith/articles/article7079.asp Exorcism in the Orthodox Church] - Rev. George C. Papademetriou, Ph.D. (on Goarch.org)
* [http://www.goarch.org/en/ourfaith/articles/article7078.asp Excorcism] - Rev. George Mastrantonis (on Goarch.org)
* Jean-Claude Larchet. ''Mental Disorders and Spiritual Healing: Teachings from the Early Christian East''. 1st Ed. Transl. by G. John Champoux and Rama P. Coomaraswamy. Published by Sophia Perennis, July 2005. (ISBN 1597310611) (ISBN 9781597310611)
=== Other resources ===
There are many books about exorcism and demonology that go to one extreme or another. These resources are some of the better ones we have found. '''As always, read with discretion'''.
: When the Church asks publicly and authoritatively in the name of Jesus Christ that a person or object be protected against the power of the Evil One and withdrawn from his dominion, it is called exorcism. Jesus performed exorcisms and from him the Church has received the power and office of exorcizing. [Cf. Mk 1:25-26; 3:15; 6:7, 13; 16:17.] In a simple form, exorcism is performed at the celebration of Baptism. The solemn exorcism, called "a major exorcism," can be performed only by a priest and with the permission of the bishop. The priest must proceed with prudence, strictly observing the rules established by the Church. Exorcism is directed at the expulsion of demons or to the liberation from demonic possession through the spiritual authority which Jesus entrusted to his Church. Illness, especially psychological illness, is a very different matter; treating this is the concern of medical science. Therefore, before an exorcism is performed, it is important to ascertain that one is dealing with the presence of the Evil One, and not an illness.
== See also ==
* [[Fool-for-Christ#Orthodox_Psychotherapy:_Further_Reading|Orthodox Psychotherapy]]
* The [[Evil Eye]] (vaskania)
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