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Offline mcarmichael

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"Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer" - a documentary
« on: December 20, 2016, 09:58:27 PM »
I was flipping through the TV guide, desperate for a little bit of rest & relaxation, and this documentary happened to be playing.

I thought it was nicely done. They go on a tour of Orthodox Monastaries, beginning in Egypt and ending in Moscow, with the Jesus Prayer being sort of a theme.

One thing stuck out to me, though; that is, the Egyptian Monastics seemed to be wearing hats throughout the Liturgy. Weird, I know, but that's what I noticed. Is this a common practice of Monastics?
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Re: "Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer" - a documentary
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2016, 12:17:58 AM »
It was only one Monastery.... It may be there is another Monastery where they don't wear hats, and they oppose the wearing of hats.... Right, Mor?
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Re: "Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer" - a documentary
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2016, 12:22:39 AM »
Coptic monks wear hoods.

Are you talking about when they're at Sinai?

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Re: "Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer" - a documentary
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2016, 12:27:23 AM »
Coptic monks wear hoods.

Are you talking about when they're at Sinai?

Aye.

Am I making too much of it? Is it like a woman not wearing a hat? (which happens, btw.)

PS. Didn't you think it was nicely done? That one Abbess was brilliant, IMHO.
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Re: "Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer" - a documentary
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2016, 10:25:28 AM »
It was only one Monastery.... It may be there is another Monastery where they don't wear hats, and they oppose the wearing of hats.... Right, Mor?

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Re: "Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer" - a documentary
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2016, 10:31:05 AM »
It was only one Monastery.... It may be there is another Monastery where they don't wear hats, and they oppose the wearing of hats.... Right, Mor?

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Re: "Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer" - a documentary
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2016, 08:15:23 PM »
It was only one Monastery.... It may be there is another Monastery where they don't wear hats, and they oppose the wearing of hats.... Right, Mor?

Whatever you say, captain.

Mor has spoken, the case is closed.

I rest my case.
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Re: "Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer" - a documentary
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2017, 03:28:07 PM »
I think the Jesus prayer is recollecting the Name by memory
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me - a sinner.

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Re: "Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer" - a documentary
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2017, 03:54:40 PM »
It was only one Monastery.... It may be there is another Monastery where they don't wear hats, and they oppose the wearing of hats.... Right, Mor?

Whatever you say, captain.

Mor has spoken, the case is closed.

I rest my case.

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