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Starets

Definition of the noun starets

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noun - plural: staretses

  1. a religious adviser (not necessarily a priest) in the Eastern Orthodox Church

Explanation

Starets: A starets is an elder of a Russian Orthodox monastery who functions as venerated adviser and teacher. Elders or spiritual fathers are charismatic spiritual leaders whose wisdom stems from God as obtained from ascetic experience. It is believed that through ascetic struggle, prayer and Hesychasm, the Holy Spirit bestows special gifts onto the elder including the ability to heal, prophesy, and most importantly, give effective spiritual guidance and direction. Elders are looked upon as being an inspiration to believers and an example of saintly virtue, steadfast faith, and spiritual peace.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Starets

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Google previewMaelstrom (2011)

by Simon Birks

A starets is an elder of a Russian Orthodox monastery who functions as a venerated adviser and teacher but the title can also be used to describe an “holy” man.

Google previewThe Battle of Kulikovo Refought (2017)

“The First National Feat” by Kati M.J. Parppei

Starets is a respected epithet in Russian Orthodox culture, ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Eastern Orthodox Christianity, 2 Volume Set (2010)

by John Anthony McGuckin

Starets. see. Elder. (Starets). Stavrephere. JOHN. A. MCGUCKIN. Greek term signifying “cross-bearer.” Its most frequent use is in reference to Orthodox monastics. In the entrance into monastic life there are several degrees. The first level, that ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Monasticism (2013)

by William M. Johnston

The starets tradition produced a number of outstanding theologians (Filaret of Moscow and Archimandrite Theodore Bukharev) and missionaries (Herman of Alaska, Nicholas of Japan, and Innocent of Moscow). Inspired by the ancient figure of ...

Google previewThe New Westminster Dictionary of Church History: The early, medieval, and Reformation eras (2008)

by Robert Benedetto, James O. Duke

guided by a spiritual father (starets). The members lived in ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Christian Education (2015)

by George Thomas Kurian, Mark A. Lamport

Father Lazarus, the Starets of St. Anthony's Monastery, teaches that Chumley, Norris J. Unpublished research notes for “Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer.” New York: HarperCollins, 2011. Climacus, John. 1959. The Ladder of Divine Ascent: ...

Google previewReligions of the World: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices, 2nd Edition [6 volumes] (2010)

A Comprehensive Encyclopedia of Beliefs and Practices by J. Gordon Melton, Martin Baumann

In social terms, this meant living in small semi-underground communities led by authoritarian sages (starets), separation from the biological parents, engaging in exhausting fasting and prayers, and avoiding—and at times harshly treating— ...

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Small photo of Orel, Russia - July 28, 2016: Russia baptism anniversary Divine Lutirgy. Starets Iliya, Putin's duhovnik, orthodox Christian monk blessing parishioners closeupSmall photo of Orel, Russia - October 14, 2016: Ivan the Terrible monument opening ceremony. Starets Iliya talking from tribune More...

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The value of this 7-letter word is 7 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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