A Monk is to be Dead to the World

A monk is to be dead to the world, for by his very vocation he is called to be set apart, living a life in imitation of the angels. Whether he be praised or offended, a monk must react as though he were a dead man. He must not be disturbed by insults, nor prideful when people praise him.
In his obedience and humility, he finds beauty in a hidden life. 
Abbot Tryphon of Vashon Island


    1. I guess that would all depend on the typicon of the monastery as approved by the bishop under who jurisdiction the monastery falls. However I believe none of us are supposed to judge others.

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