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Definition of the noun starets
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noun - plural: staretses
- a religious adviser (not necessarily a priest) in the Eastern Orthodox Church
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.
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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.
“The First National Feat” by Kati M.J. Parppei
Starets is a respected epithet in Russian Orthodox culture, ...
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 ...
Encyclopedia 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 ...
by Robert Benedetto, James O. Duke
guided by a spiritual father (starets). The members lived in ...
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Father Lazarus, the Starets of St. Anthony's Monastery, teaches that Chumley, Norris J. Unpublished research notes for “Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer.”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: ...
Religions 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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