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Bob L.
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« on: December 02, 2010, 08:13:53 PM »

Regarding the phases: catharsis -> illumination -> theosis

Can somebody describe the process?  I assume the process is gradual with gradual rewards.  Or do you struggle for 20 years and then get a big reward?

Also does catharsis work better if you make extreme ascetic efforts during Lent and then slack-off afterwards?
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