Category: Nativity of the Mother of God Convent

Nativity of the Mother of God Convent

Kilifarevo MonasteryThe Nativity of the Mother of God Convent was founded in 1348 by the prominent Bulgarian Hesychast Theodosius of Veliko Tarnovo with the support of Tsar Ivan Alexander.

Hesychasts were people, nearly all monks, who defended the theory that it is possible by an elaborate system of asceticism, detachment from earthly cares, submission to an approved master, prayer, especially perfect repose of body and will, to see a mystic light; which is none other than the un-created light of God.  Read more

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