A documentary on the Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer




One correction to the narrator remark comparing the Patriarch with the Pope of Rome;

– In the Orthodox Church the Patriarchs are the ‘First Among Equals’, not above the others. In the early history of Christianity, before the Schism in 1054, there was no “Pope of Rome” (to the rang he elevates himself today) but only Patriarchs of local Orthodox Christian Churches, which they all were “First Among Equals”. The Pope of the Christian Church of Rome (the Western Christian Church) before the Schism had the same status with the rest of the Patriarchs of the Christian East.


(The Jesus Prayer in Greek recited by Elder Ephrem Phyloteuos)

More on The Jesus Prayer from the Wisdom of Greek Elders


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