Interview with Abbot Jonah on the Jesus Prayer, Part 1
April 02, 2007 Length: 1:01:09
During a recent visit to St. John's Monastery, Steve recorded and interview with Abbot Jonah about the Jesus Prayer. In part one, Fr. Jonah discusses the Orthodox view of prayer that goes beyond "requests and praise". He also discusses the practice of the Jesus Prayer and the transformation of the human being which is a difficult and sometimes painful experience.
"I'm a seeker. I've found myself feeling restless in my Protestant church, wondering if I can go deeper in my daily worship, wondering what came before the Reformation. I stumbled onto the Orthodox Church a couple of years ago, and my soul is rejoicing. Thank you for this site which allows me access to the church at least in part. I am praying that my husband will allow me to one day visit our local church."