They seem to haveno problemwith Orthodox Christians praying the Rosary. I too wanted to pray the rosary when I became Orthodox and my priest said it was perfectly okay. Most western rite Orthodox who pray the rosary pray it the way the Catholics did before the Luminious mysteries were introduced.
Why do Orthodox Christians stand while praying?
To stand during prayer was thus it customary rule among the Jews, as is proven in their writings, in the manner of the Heavenly and the Old Testament Church, Orthodox Christians have maintained the custom, since apostolic times, of standing during divine services.
Is the rosary only prayed by Catholics?
The rosary is a mysterious prayer because of its simplicity, but also because of its depth. It has been prayed and loved consistently by faithful Catholics since the beginning of the second millennium. It is a prayer beginners can learn, and it can lead us into the depth of the Christian life. It is loved by the simplest souls and some of the …
Do Orthodox Christians practice seven sacraments?
The sacraments in the Orthodox Church are officially called the holy mysteries. Usually seven sacraments are counted: baptism, chrismation (or confirmation), holy eucharist, penance, matrimony, holy orders and the unction of the sick. The practice of counting the sacraments was adopted in the Orthodox Church from the Roman Catholics.
Do Eastern Rite Catholics pray the Rosary?
It’s not strictly an Eastern Catholic practice, but it is practiced by Eastern Catholics. Most simply pray the Rosary that Latin Catholics do. As another commentator noted, some use an alternate version that replaces the Hail Mary with Rejoice, O Virgin Theotokos , our version of the Angelic Salutation that is sung at Vespers for feasts.
What is the 15th decade?
Fifteenth decade: Let us remember the glory of the Mother of God, with which the Lord crowned her after her removal from earth to heaven. Let us pray to the Queen of Heaven not to abandon the faithful who are on earth but to defend them from every evil, covering them with her honoring and protecting veil.
What does the Mother of God say about the last breath?
Let us pray that the Mother of God will meet our souls at the hour of our death, and will contrive that we receive the Holy Sacrament with our last breath, and will lead our souls through the terrible torments. Seventh decade: Let us remember the flight of the Mother of God with the God-Child into Egypt.
Who was the saintly bishop of the Mother of God?
The elder Zosima greatly valued and loved Bishop Seraphim Zvezdinsky and always spoke of him as that saintly Bishop. Bishop Seraphim Zvezdinsky performed the Rule of the Mother of God every day, and; when he performed it he prayed for the whole world, embracing in is this Rule whole life of the Queen of Heaven.
Can the Orthodox pray the Rosary?
Some people ask if the Orthodox can pray the Rosary as Roman Catholics and some other Christian denominations do. Many people don’t realize that the Rosary is an Orthodox prayer and has been prayed by mystics in the Orthodox Church.
Is the rosary Orthodox?
Thus, we can see that the Rosary is a completely Orthodox form of devotion to our Lady.
Who is Father Zosima’s spiritual son?
In hope of shedding some light on the subject, we publish the following letter of Father Alexander Gumanovsky, a spiritual son of Father Zosima, who was himself a spiritual son of St. Seraphim of Sarov. Fr. Alexander begins his letter with a quote from Fr. Zosima:
Why is demonic beguilement a problem?
The problem is that, through demonic beguilement because of pride, the contemplation of even holy things can lead to delusion. My understanding is that no images should be formed in the mind at prayer, if one is trying to be vigilant about it. The holy icon on the wall and the mental image are two very separate things.
Can Orthodox pray the rosary?
I too wanted to pray the rosary when I became Orthodox and my priest said it was perfectly okay. Most western rite Orthodox who pray the rosary pray it the way the Catholics did before the Luminious mysteries were introduced. The most common version used is this one here:
Do not create mental images in prayer?
With that said, the best advice given here is to consult with your spiritual father or priest. And of course, if he blesses its use, do your best to not create mental images, although that is very difficult for those of us are at the first stage of prayer.
Is the East suspicious of imagination?
I wouldn’t say that. But generally the East is suspicious of any thing involving imagination.
What is the Eastern Christian practice of using a chaplet (broadly speaking, rosary) to count?
And as Fr John Matusiak explains on the OCA site, the Eastern Christian practice of using a chaplet (broadly speaking, rosary) to count Jesus Prayers as part of a monastic prayer rule is older than the commonly known Dominican rosary used and loved by millions of Roman Catholics.
What is the authentic tradition about layfolk having and using them?
The authentic tradition about layfolk having and using them is they’re given to you by your spiritual father if he deems them suitable for you and you take them home and use them privately there.
Why do Orthodox bishops wear monks?
You see Orthodox bishops holding them or wearing them that way because they’re monks. The authentic tradition about layfolk having and using them is they’re given to you by your spiritual father if he deems them suitable for you and you take them home and use them privately there.
Why do women wear Chotki?
Perhaps they wear it because 1) it has been given to them or 2) they have visited a convent where it has been obtained and 3) they may wear it because they have aspirations of becoming a monastic. So I don’t know if it is necessarily a diocesan thing.
What is the objection to the Dominican Rosary?
The objection is that this involves fantasy or using the imagination in prayer, which can be dangerous, leading to spiritual delusion, etc.
When a bishop enters the church to serve the liturgy, before he is vested in?
You will notice that when a bishop enters the church to serve the liturgy, before he is vested in his episcopal vestments, he removes his chotki and places it on a tray. The liturgy is a "public work" not a time for private "devotions".
Is the Dominican Rosary a Byzantine Rite?
The Dominican rosary isn’t native to the Byzantine Rite of the Eastern Orthodox tradition (it’s not directly from Eastern cultures and it got started a couple of centuries after the East/West split), and since a rite is a package deal complete with its own devotional practices as well as theological expression, I reckon that most born Orthodox don’t use it – with all those akathists and canons to choose from, they don’t need to!
What is the focus of the Lestovka?
it’s a lestovka & you do the Jesus prayer on it. the focus is Jesus & not the Theotokos.
What is a rosary?
The Rosary is basically a chain of beads with a crucifix on it. at each bead you say a prayer, its a device that helps guide you in your prayer basically, Ill send you a link to the prayers of it (need some more post before I can post a link so..)
What is the orthodox way to pray?
the orthodox way would be to do the Jesus prayer as instructed in Way of the Pilgrim. sort of like an inward, repetitive prayer that sinks into your heart. it’s great for panic attacks & its biblical. your protestant friend can site matthew 6:6, and 1 thessalonians 5:17 .
What does "Let’s go Brandon" mean?
There has been an addition to the announcement regarding unacceptable nick names. The phrase "Let’s go Brandon" actually stands for a profanity and will be seen as a violation of the profanity rule in the future.
Where is the Lestovka book?
well the lestovka is a russian version of the greek prayer rope. the prayer book is from the old believers rocor in erie, penn. its an awesome prayer book that i would recommend even over the much beloved jordanville prayer book.
Can you open the Pslams?
You could always open the Pslams and "Pray the Psalms."
Is Lestovka simple?
as for the lestovka, its fairly simple. this will explain it better than i can.
What is the prayer rope used for the rosary?
The Orthodox Rosary is prayed on a Prayer Rope, also called a Chotki or on prayer beads used for this devotion. To pray the Rosary, a Prayer Rope is used in which the knots are divided into groups of ten, or decades, with a bead or a little wooden cross separating each decade. Use of the prayer beads are more common today.
Why do we pray the rosary?
Others have developed spurious “promises to those who pray the Rosary”. The fact remains, the real reason to pray the Rosary is found in the prayer “Hail Mary”. Mary is full of grace, the Lord is with her, blessed is she among women.
What is the rosary called?
When it was created it was known as “Mary’s Psalter”. The Rosary was originally an Orthodox form of prayer that was later adopted by the Roman Catholics. It has since fallen out of common practice in the Church. It is my hope to reintroduce this pious practice into the life of Orthodox Christians.
How many decades are prayed?
Fifteen decades, or at least five decades, are thus prayed, each preceded by naming the appropriate Meditation and then praying the Lord’s Prayer and ten Hail Mary’s. PRAYING THE ROSARY. Ten Hail Marys: The original “Hail Mary” prayer was. O hail, Mother of God and Virgin; Mary full of grace, the Lord is with thee.
What is the rosary?
The rosary is a powerful prayer. It settles our hearts and minds. It puts things in perspective and allows us to see things as they really are. It reaches deep down into our souls and puts us at ease, creating a peace that is rare and beautiful. To put it simply: It just works.
How many mysteries did Dominic create?
Dominic created three sets of “Mysteries”, Joyful, Sorrowful and Glorious. In the beginning, there were 15 Decades of 10 Hail Mary’s each but the 15 “Mysteries” (meditations on the life of Christ and the Theotokos) are not divided up into Joyful, Sorrowful or Glorious Mysteries.
Why do sins block prayer?
Our sins block our prayer from being accepted by God and our sins block us from receiving the blessings God wants us to have. The Orthodox and Catholic Church has long had recourse to the ministry of intercession of Mary, to her gifts and graces supported by her faith and merits.