Tag: Desert Fathers

Night Vigil for Insomniacs<span class='secondary-title'>An Ancient Christian Practice and an Aid during Sleeplessness</span>
Christian Practice

Night Vigil for InsomniacsAn Ancient Christian Practice and an Aid during Sleeplessness

The stress of 2020 through the present has caused many, including myself, to lose sleep. I cannot count the number of nights I have laid awake for more than an hour, and I often don’t fall back asleep until minutes before my alarm is set to go off. One sleepless night, I remembered a spiritual…

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The Value of Nothing: Lessons from COVID-19 on Silence and Stillness
Christian Practice

The Value of Nothing: Lessons from COVID-19 on Silence and Stillness

ελληνικά | ру́сский  I’ve always admired the early monks and nuns of the desert literature. Not because they discovered ways of escaping the reality of paying taxes. Not only because their words were inspirational and their prayer transformative. And not primarily because they withstood the power of the empire and the test of time. But…

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