hesychast definition

  • noun:
    • certainly one of a mystical sect for the Greek Church in the fourteenth century; a quietist.
    • certainly one of a body of monks just who lived on Mount Athos throughout the fourteenth century, and aimed to obtain, because of the rehearse of contemplation and asceticism, entire tranquillity and serenity of head, thus supernatural insight and divine light, with familiarity with the Deity. In addition Omphalopsychos and Massalian.

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