Spirit and Standards

Certainly, Christians in the world cannot live precisely as monks. They can however live in accordance with the spirit and standards of monastic life. This will aid them greatly in preserving their own inner unity and balance while living in a troubled and anxious world.— Archimandrite George Capsanis, The Eros of Repentance:Four Talks on Athonite MonasticismHere is one of the most concise statements of the rationale behind Lay Cistercian spirituality, coming from an Eastern Orthodox monk o … [Read more...]