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Western Monasticism
CHRISTIAN MONASTICISM is the devotional practice of individuals who live ascetic and typically cloistered lives that are dedicated to Christian worship. It began to develop early in the history of the Christian Church
Christian Church
, modeled upon scriptural examples and ideals, including those in the Old Testament
Old Testament
, but not mandated as an institution in the scriptures. It has come to be regulated by religious rules (e.g. the Rule of Saint Augustine , Anthony the Great , St Pachomius , the Rule of St Basil
Rule of St Basil
, the Rule of St Benedict ,) and, in modern times, the Canon law of the respective Christian denominations that have forms of monastic living. Those living the monastic life are known by the generic terms monks (men) and nuns (women). The word monk originated from the Greek monachos "monk", itself from monos meaning "alone"
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Vow Of Obedience
The VOW OF OBEDIENCE in Catholicism
Catholicism
concerns one of the three counsels of perfection . It forms part of the vows that Christian monks and nuns must make to enter the consecrated life , whether as a member of a religious institute living in community or as consecrated hermit . DESCRIPTIONThis is stipulated in * the candidate's respective Church law, for example in the Roman Catholic Church
Catholic Church
the Code of Canon Law (see canons 573, 601), and * the candidate's respective rule, for example for those that are to be received into a Benedictine
Benedictine
monastic community the Rule of St Benedict (ch
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Chastity
CHASTITY is sexual conduct of a person that is deemed praiseworthy and virtuous according to the moral standards and guidelines of their culture, civilization or religion . The term has become closely associated (and is often used interchangeably) with sexual abstinence , especially before marriage and outside marriage . CONTENTS * 1 Etymology * 2 In Abrahamic religions * 2.1 Christianity
Christianity
* 2.2 Islam * 3 In Eastern religions * 3.1 Hinduism
Hinduism
* 3.2 Sikhism
Sikhism
* 3.3 Jainism
Jainism
* 3.4 Buddhism
Buddhism
* 3.5 Daoism * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links ETYMOLOGYThe words "chaste" and "chastity" stem from the Latin
Latin
adjective castus meaning "pure". The words entered the English language around the middle of the 13th century; at that time they meant slightly different things
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Essenes
The ESSENES (in Modern Hebrew : אִסִּיִים‎, Isiyim; Greek : Ἐσσηνοί, Ἐσσαῖοι, or Ὀσσαῖοι, Essenoi, Essaioi, Ossaioi) were a sect of Second Temple Judaism
Judaism
that flourished from the 2nd century BCE to the 1st century CE which some scholars claim seceded from the Zadokite priests. Being much fewer in number than the Pharisees
Pharisees
and the Sadducees (the other two major sects at the time), the Essenes
Essenes
lived in various cities but congregated in communal life dedicated to asceticism (some groups practised celibacy), voluntary poverty , and daily immersion . Many separate but related religious groups of that era shared similar mystic , eschatological , messianic , and ascetic beliefs
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Therapeutae
The THERAPEUTAE were a Jewish sect which flourished in Alexandria
Alexandria
and other parts of the Diaspora
Diaspora
of Hellenistic Judaism
Hellenistic Judaism
in the final years of the Second Temple period . The primary source concerning the Therapeutae is the account De vita contemplativa ("The Contemplative Life"), purportedly by the Jewish philosopher Philo
Philo
of Alexandria
Alexandria
(c. 20 BCE – 50 CE). The authorship has been called into question because of the different stance on Greek philosophy of this work from that of other works that were written by Philo
Philo
and because elsewhere Philo
Philo
makes no mention of the Therapeutae although this article will refer to the author as Philo. The author appears to have been personally acquainted with them
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Elijah
ELIJAH (Hebrew : אֱלִיָּהוּ‎, Eliyahu, meaning "My God
God
is Yahu / Jah " ) or ELIAS (/ᵻˈlaɪ.əs/ ; Greek : Ηλίας Elías; Syriac : ܐܸܠܝܼܵܐ‎ Elyāe; Arabic
Arabic
: إلياس or إليا, Ilyās or Ilyā) was a prophet and a miracle worker who lived in the northern kingdom of Israel
Israel
during the reign of Ahab (9th century BC ), according to the Books of Kings in the Hebrew Bible
Hebrew Bible
. In 1 Kings 18, Elijah
Elijah
defended the worship of the Jewish God
God
over that of the Canaanite deity Baal . God
God
also performed many miracles through Elijah, including resurrection (raising the dead), bringing fire down from the sky, and entering Heaven alive "by a whirlwind"
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Poverty
POVERTY is general scarcity or the state of one who lacks a certain amount of material possessions or money (people with $1.25 a day). It is a multifaceted concept, which includes social, economic, and political elements. Absolute poverty or DESTITUTION refers to the lack of means necessary to meet basic needs such as food, clothing and shelter. Absolute poverty is considered to be about the same independent of location. Relative poverty occurs when people in a country do not enjoy a certain minimum level of living standards as compared to the rest of the population and so would vary from country to country, sometimes within the same country. After the industrial revolution , mass production in factories made producing goods increasingly less expensive and more accessible. Of more importance is the modernization of agriculture , such as fertilizers , to provide enough yield to feed the population
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Evangelical Counsels
PORTALS: Christianity
Christianity
Bible Book:Life of Jesus
Jesus
* v * t * e The three EVANGELICAL COUNSELS or COUNSELS OF PERFECTION in Christianity
Christianity
are chastity , poverty (or perfect charity ), and obedience . As Jesus
Jesus
of Nazareth stated in the Canonical gospels
Canonical gospels
, they are counsels for those who desire to become "perfect" (τελειος, cf. Matthew 19:21, see also Strong\'s G5046 and Imitatio dei ). The Catholic Church
Catholic Church
interprets this to mean that they are not binding upon all and hence not necessary conditions to attain eternal life (heaven ). Rather they are "acts of supererogation" that exceed the minimum stipulated in the Commandments in the Bible
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Jesus
JESUS (/ˈdʒiːzəs/ JEE-zuss ; c. 4 BC – c. 30/33 AD), also referred to as JESUS OF NAZARETH and JESUS CHRIST, was a Jewish preacher and religious leader. He is the central figure of Christianity
Christianity
. Christians believe him to be the Son of God
God
and the awaited Messiah (Christ ) prophesied in the Old Testament
Old Testament
. Virtually all modern scholars of antiquity agree that Jesus
Jesus
existed historically , although the quest for the historical Jesus
Jesus
has produced little agreement on the historical reliability of the Gospels and on how closely the biblical Jesus
Jesus
reflects the historical Jesus
Jesus

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Gospel Of Matthew
The GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MATTHEW (Greek : Τὸ κατὰ Ματθαῖον εὐαγγέλιον, translit. To kata Matthaion euangélion; also called the GOSPEL OF MATTHEW or simply, MATTHEW) is the first book of the New Testament . The narrative tells how the Messiah , Jesus
Jesus
, rejected by Israel , finally sends the disciples to preach the gospel to the whole world. Most scholars believe the Gospel
Gospel
of Matthew was composed between AD 80 and 90, with a range of possibility between AD 70 to 110 (a pre-70 date remains a minority view). The anonymous author was probably a male Jew
Jew
, standing on the margin between traditional and non-traditional Jewish values, and familiar with technical legal aspects of scripture being debated in his time
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State Of Perfection
In Christianity
Christianity
, the term STATE is used in various senses by theologians and spiritual writers. The word is used in the classification of the degrees or stages of Christian perfection
Christian perfection
, or the advancement of souls in the supernatural life of grace during their sojourn in the world. This has reference to the practice of all the virtues , both theological virtues and moral virtues, and to all their acts both external and internal. It includes two elements, namely a believer's own efforts and the grace of God assisting the believer
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Philokalia
The PHILOKALIA ( Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek
: φιλοκαλία "love of the beautiful, the good", from φιλία philia "love" and κάλλος kallos "beauty") is "a collection of texts written between the 4th and 15th centuries by spiritual masters" of the Eastern Orthodox Church mystical hesychast tradition. They were originally written for the guidance and instruction of monks in "the practice of the contemplative life." The collection was compiled in the eighteenth century by St. Nikodemos of the Holy Mountain and St. Makarios of Corinth . Although these works were individually known in the monastic culture of Greek Orthodox Christianity
Christianity
before their inclusion in the Philokalia, their presence in this collection resulted in a much wider readership due to its translation into several languages
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John The Baptist
JOHN THE BAPTIST ( Ancient Greek
Ancient Greek
: Ἰωάννης ὁ βαπτιστής, Ioánnes (h)o baptistés or Ἰωάννης ὁ βαπτίζων, Ioánnes (h)o baptízon, known as the PROPHET YAHYA in the Quran ), also known as JOHN THE BAPTIZER, was a Jewish
Jewish
itinerant preacher in the early first century AD. John is revered as a major religious figure in Christianity
Christianity
, Islam
Islam
, the Bahá\'í Faith , and Mandaeism . He is called a prophet by all of these traditions, and is honoured as a saint in many Christian traditions . John used baptism as the central symbol or sacrament of his messianic movement. Most scholars agree that John baptized Jesus
Jesus
. Scholars generally believe Jesus
Jesus
was a follower or disciple of John
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Carmelites
The ORDER OF THE BROTHERS OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY OF MOUNT CARMEL or CARMELITES (sometimes simply CARMEL by synecdoche ; Latin : Ordo Fratrum Beatissimæ Virginis Mariæ de Monte Carmelo) is a Roman Catholic religious order founded, probably in the 12th century, on Mount Carmel in the Crusader States
Crusader States
, hence the name Carmelites. However, historical records about its origin remain uncertain. Saint Bertold has traditionally been associated with the founding of the order, but few clear records of early Carmelite history have survived, and this is likely to be a later extrapolation by hagiographers
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Basil The Great
BASIL OF CAESAREA, also called SAINT BASIL THE GREAT (Greek : Ἅγιος Βασίλειος ὁ Μέγας, Ágios Basíleios o Mégas; 329 or 330 – January 1 or 2, 379), was the Greek bishop of Caesarea Mazaca in Cappadocia
Cappadocia
, Asia Minor
Asia Minor
(modern-day Turkey
Turkey
). He was an influential theologian who supported the Nicene Creed and opposed the heresies of the early Christian church, fighting against both Arianism
Arianism
and the followers of Apollinaris of Laodicea . His ability to balance his theological convictions with his political connections made Basil a powerful advocate for the Nicene position. In addition to his work as a theologian, Basil was known for his care of the poor and underprivileged
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Syriac Christianity
SYRIAC CHRISTIANITY (Syriac : ܡܫܝܚܝܘܬܐ ܣܘܪܝܝܬܐ‎ / mšiḥāiūṯā suryāiṯā) refers to Eastern Christian traditions that employs Syriac in their liturgical rites . The Syriac language
Syriac language
is a dialect of Middle Aramaic
Aramaic
that emerged in Edessa
Edessa
, Assyria
Assyria
-Upper Mesopotamia , in the early 1st century AD, and is considered closely related to the Aramaic of Jesus
Aramaic of Jesus

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