St. Ignatius Brianchaninov on prayerfully discovering and mourning our sin and spiritual poverty

St. Ignatius Brianchaninov

St. Ignatius Brianchaninov’s concluding words from the book

On the Prayer of Jesus:

“By our attentive prayer let us seek to turn the gaze of our mind to ourselves so that we discover within ourselves our sinfulness. When we discover it, let us stand mentally before our Lord Jesus Christ in the company of the lepers, the blind, the deaf, the lame, the paralyzed, the possessed; and let us begin our mournful cry of prayer before Him from the poverty of our spirit and from a heart crushed with sorrow for our sinfulness.

Let this cry be infinitely abundant.  . . . .

. . . . let it be clothed in the brief but meaningful prayer:

Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner.

Amen. “

from On the Prayer of Jesus, from the Ascetic Essays of Bishop Ignatius Brianchaninov, translated by Father Lazarus, forward by Bishop       Kallistos Ware. New Seeds: Boston & London, 2006. pp. `139-40.

The Book: http://www.mybookmonlivre.com/On-The-Prayer-of-Jesus-Ignatius-Brianchaninov.php 

Chapter One in audio: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zE-LbzdXogE

On Bishop Ignatius: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ignatius_Bryanchaninov 

For more on the Jesus Prayer:  http://www.orthodoxprayer.org/Jesus%20Prayer.html 

icon from http://pravoslavnasrbkinja.blogspot.com/2011/08/blog-post_03.html 
Advertisements

0 Responses to “St. Ignatius Brianchaninov on prayerfully discovering and mourning our sin and spiritual poverty”



  1. Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s




Archives

Blog Stats

  • 110,247 hits
December 2016
S M T W T F S
« Nov   Jan »
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031

%d bloggers like this: