August 8, 2013

The Reception of Orthodox Hesychasm in Far Eastern Missions

"The Buddhists and Taoists for the first time are hearing about noetic prayer and the mysticism of Orthodoxy, as something higher than their own monasticism, because they know Christianity primarily from Protestants, who do not teach such things. They asked my permission to translate the book A Night In The Desert Of The Holy Mountain and The Way Of A Pilgrim, which I granted."

- This quote is from a letter from Fr. Jonah, an Orthodox missionary in Taiwan, in the magazine Saint Kosmas Aitolos (2001 issue 45).