Orthodox Spiritual Life

The holy mystery of the day of the Holy Spirit, Pentecost, is to be understood in the following manner: the spirit of man must be completed and perfected by the Holy Spirit, that is, it must be sanctified, illuminated, and divinized by the Holy Spirit. This holy mystery is realized continually in the Church of Christ and because of this the Church is really a continuous Pentecost.... From Holy Pentecost, the day of the Holy Spirit, every God-like soul in the Church of Christ is an incombustible bush which continuously burns and is inflamed with God and has a fiery tongue within it. 
St. Justin Popovich, Orthodox Faith and Life in Christ

Articles & Reflections


Links To Other Orthodox Sources

An Introduction to Orthodox Spirituality -  George C. Papademetriou.  A basic overview of the Orthodox spiritual life. From the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.

The Jesus Prayer   - Fr . Steven Peter Tsichlis

Prayer without Ceasing from The Way of the Pilgrim

Five Stages in Contemplative Prayer - Archimandrite Hierotheos Vlachos, "A Night in the Desert of the Holy Mountain," Birth of Theotokos Monastery, Levadia

Recommended Further Reading