St. Gregory Palamas
St. Gregory was born in 1296 in Constantinople to pious Christian parents. He eventually entered the monastic life. Through solitude and inner stillness he was able to enter into a state of constant prayer. He wrote various treatises on asceticism and prayer and defended the methods used by hesychasts.
Read more about St. Gregory Palamas HERE.
Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me a sinner.
To prepare for this Sunday I read a lesson to my kids about St. Gregory Palamas from the Orthodox curriculum,The Children’s Garden of the Theotokos (Anaphora Press). It teaches children about the use of prayer ropes with the Jesus Prayer. Instead of making the page outlined in the lesson, I used a craft found on the Crafty Contemplative blog. Click HERE for the craft.