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- adj. soothing or calming
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Productive or expressive of quietude and serenity of mind.
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WFMU: Confronting paradigms of hegemonic conformity with a near hesychastic acuity.
Then it was, to return to our thesis, that we had occasion to observe and feel in our own person the wretched pangs of one in despair facing the gentle -- shall we say hesychastic?
In other words, the celebrated Patriarch had all the marks of the '' traditional '' churchman, who followed the hesychastic tradition of the Kollyvades.
Using the scholarly methods of the time (composing writings), they first of all revealed the continuity of hesychasm on the Holy Mountain Athos, and at the same time remained faithful not only to the theoretical formulation of the hesychastic-Palamite theology, but also to its practical applications, i.e. the whole spectrum of the ascetic experience.
That is why the honor belongs to the Kollyvades, in that they preserved the Apostolico-patristic continuity in the Church: noetic prayer and hesychastic practice, asceticism and experience, those enduring and unalterable elements of the Orthodox identity.
(hesychastic tradition) is preserved unaltered and the Orthodox Faith remains intact, serves to underline the importance of the Kollyvades Fathers of the Holy Mountain - and indeed St. Nikodemos who was surnamed Hagioritis, which means '' resident of the Holy Mountain