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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

ORTHODOX SPIRITUALITY - I

by Fr. Dr. M. John Panicker

Definitions -1

Spirituality may be defined as the life in and with the Holy Spirit.

It is an ascetic and pious struggle against sin through repentance, prayer, fasting and participation in the sacramental life of the Church. St. Paul Says:

“Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusts against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary to one another, so that you do not do the things that you wish….

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