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The Prayer of St. Ephraim - Humility

April 07, 2006 Length: 1:00:01

Following Chastity in the the list of virtues in St. Ephraim's prayer comes Humility. Reading from the Fathers, we find that humility is not merely a state of mind, but a mystery that comes about as the result of labors of the soul and body, mirroring the Incarnation itself, and so it is by nature incomprehensible. We look at humility and its opposite—pride and "prelest"—to try to gain even just a little more understanding of this virtue and why it is central to our life in Christ.

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