The Aladzha Monastery

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Monastery cuisine

As provided under the medieval monastery statutes the daily meals of the monks were turned into a kind of a cult ritual through the ”brothers’ tables”. This was the meaning of the God’s apostle table. All monks together with the abbot of the monastery used to get together to eat the same food and drink the same wine at the same table. An exception to this rule was...... read more »

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Hesychasm

As a religious doctrine within Orthodoxy, Hesychasm represents a kind of “revival” of the eastern meditative monkhood with its own theory and specific practice (“psycho-physical method”, “clever prayer” ). In a mystical way it gives the opportunity of contemplating the Divine light, and uniting with God, and obsesses continuously and permanently the...... read more »

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