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</div>'''[[Monasticism]]''' (from Greek: ''&mu;&omicron;&nu;&alpha;&chi;&omicron;&sigmaf;''&mdash;a solitary person) is the ancient Christian practice of withdrawal from the world in order to dedicate oneself fully and intensely to the life of the [[Gospel]], seeking union with [[Jesus Christ]].
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</div>The '''[[Church of Antioch]]''' is one of the five churches (i.e., the [[Pentarchy]]) that constituted the [[One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church|one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church]] before the [[Great Schism]] of 1054, and today is one of the [[autocephaly|autocephalous]] Orthodox churches.  In English translations of official documents, the Church of Antioch is referred to as the '''Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East''', though a literal translation of its Arabic name for itself would be '''Roman Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East'''.
  
The focus of monasticism is on [[theosis]], the process of perfection to which every Christian is called.  This ideal is expressed everywhere that the things of God are sought above all other things, as seen for example in the ''[[Philokalia]]'', a book of monastic writings. In other words, a monk or nun is a person who has vowed to follow not only the commandments of the Church, but also the counsels (i.e., vows of poverty, chastity, stability, and obedience). The words of Jesus which are the cornerstone for this ideal are "be ye perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect."
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The Church of Antioch is the successor to the Christian community founded in Antioch by the [[Apostles]] [[Apostle Peter|Peter]] (who served as its first bishop) and [[Apostle Paul|Paul]], who are its [[patron saint]]s. In terms of hierarchical order of precedence, it ranks third among the world's Orthodox churches, behind [[Church of Constantinople|Constantinople]] and [[Church of Alexandria|Alexandria]].
  
Thus, monks practice [[hesychasm]], the spiritual struggle of [[catharsis|purification]] (&kappa;&alpha;&theta;&alpha;&rho;&sigma;&iota;&sigmaf;), [[theoria|illumination]] (&theta;&epsilon;&omega;&rho;&iota;&alpha;) and [[theosis|divinization]] (&theta;&epsilon;&omicron;&sigma;&iota;&sigmaf;) in [[prayer]], the [[sacrament]]s and obedience.
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The seat of the patriarchate was formerly Antioch (Antakya), in what is now Turkey, but is now Damascus, Syria, located on the "street called Straight."  The current patriarch is His Beatitude Patriarch [[Ignatius IV (Hazim) of Antioch]] and all the East.
  
  
'''''Recently featured:''' [[St. Catherine's Monastery (Sinai)|St. Catherine's Monastery]], [[Church of Romania]], [[Ligonier Meeting]].  Newly [[:Category:Featured Articles|featured articles]] are presented every '''Friday'''.''
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'''''Recently featured:''' [[Monasticism]], [[St. Catherine's Monastery (Sinai)|St. Catherine's Monastery]], [[Church of Romania]].  Newly [[:Category:Featured Articles|featured articles]] are presented every '''Friday'''.''

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A church in Beirut, Lebanon

The Church of Antioch is one of the five churches (i.e., the Pentarchy) that constituted the one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church before the Great Schism of 1054, and today is one of the autocephalous Orthodox churches. In English translations of official documents, the Church of Antioch is referred to as the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East, though a literal translation of its Arabic name for itself would be Roman Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East.

The Church of Antioch is the successor to the Christian community founded in Antioch by the Apostles Peter (who served as its first bishop) and Paul, who are its patron saints. In terms of hierarchical order of precedence, it ranks third among the world's Orthodox churches, behind Constantinople and Alexandria.

The seat of the patriarchate was formerly Antioch (Antakya), in what is now Turkey, but is now Damascus, Syria, located on the "street called Straight." The current patriarch is His Beatitude Patriarch Ignatius IV (Hazim) of Antioch and all the East.


Recently featured: Monasticism, St. Catherine's Monastery, Church of Romania. Newly featured articles are presented every Friday.