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Saint Nil Sorsky , original name Nikolay Maykov , (born c. 1433—died 1508, ; feast day May 7), first Russian mystic to write about the contemplative life and to formulate a guide for spiritual self-perfection.

After a trip to Constantinople and Mount Athos , he founded his own monastery beside the Sora River (whence the name Sorsky). At a council in Moscow (1503), Nil spoke against monastic ownership of property and thus came to be identified with the “nonpossessor” party within the Russian Church. He was also opposed to the involvement of monks in social-welfare and political activity. The writings and monastic rule of this Russian saint influenced Russian monasticism for several centuries.

…the “Possessors,” or “Josephites,” and Nil Sorsky (1433–1508) and his followers, known as the “Nonpossessors.” Joseph justified the killing of heretics and the church’s possession of lands (thus the name “Possessors”). These positions were disputed by Nil and his followers, especially Vassian Patrikeyev (d. before 1545) and Maximus the Greek…

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Saint Nil Sorsky , original name Nikolay Maykov , (born c. 1433—died 1508, ; feast day May 7), first Russian mystic to write about the contemplative life and to formulate a guide for spiritual self-perfection.

After a trip to Constantinople and Mount Athos , he founded his own monastery beside the Sora River (whence the name Sorsky). At a council in Moscow (1503), Nil spoke against monastic ownership of property and thus came to be identified with the “nonpossessor” party within the Russian Church. He was also opposed to the involvement of monks in social-welfare and political activity. The writings and monastic rule of this Russian saint influenced Russian monasticism for several centuries.

…the “Possessors,” or “Josephites,” and Nil Sorsky (1433–1508) and his followers, known as the “Nonpossessors.” Joseph justified the killing of heretics and the church’s possession of lands (thus the name “Possessors”). These positions were disputed by Nil and his followers, especially Vassian Patrikeyev (d. before 1545) and Maximus the Greek…

Books > Religion > Mysticism
Books > Religion > Christianity - History - General
Books > Religion > Theology

With learning centers in 900 communities and on the internet, the Rohr Jewish Learning Institute (JLI) is the world’s preeminent network of Jewish learning.

In these tumultuous times, strengthening our identity is critical. JLI’s course,  The Land and the Spirit , provides an intriguing opportunity to connect to our roots, to be empowered by a personal link with our people and history, and to understand our bond to Israel.  

Join an exclusive women's society, explore Judaism's insights into multifaceted areas, and learn how they beautify and transform every area of our lives.

Billionaire Bill Gates lives in an uber-modern house built in a Pacific lodge style. It has a water front area of approximately 500 feet and is spread over 66, 000 sq feet. Noted for its cutting-edge technology, this is an earth-sheltered home carved into the side of a hill that overlooks Lake Washington. It has seven bedrooms, 24 bathrooms including 10 full baths, six kitchens and equal number of fire places. 

Technology:   100’s of microcomputers are used, which make day to day tasks a breeze. The lights are computer controlled and would gradually come on when you come home. Speakers are hidden beneath the wallpaper to allow music to follow you from room to room. Portable touch pads control everything from the TV sets to the temperature and the lights, which brighten or dim to fit the occasion or to match the outdoor light. The guests to Bill Gates House are surveyed and given a special pin to wear upon entrance. This small pin connects them to the home’s electronic services, which automatically adapts to their tastes.

Through his world’s largest software company Microsoft, Bill Gates has earned himself a fortune that few people can even dream of. So, it does not come as a surprise that he owns the largest island in republic of Belize; The Grand Bugue Island. This inviting piece of land is known for its superb beaches and an astounding variety of marine life, which consists of colorful sponges, tunicates, sparkling starfish and dolphins. The changing colors of water, which ranges from the deepest of blue to palest green, add to the mysticism and beauty of the place. Also, this land promises excellent and multiple opportunities for large scale resort development and tourism.

Saint Nil Sorsky , original name Nikolay Maykov , (born c. 1433—died 1508, ; feast day May 7), first Russian mystic to write about the contemplative life and to formulate a guide for spiritual self-perfection.

After a trip to Constantinople and Mount Athos , he founded his own monastery beside the Sora River (whence the name Sorsky). At a council in Moscow (1503), Nil spoke against monastic ownership of property and thus came to be identified with the “nonpossessor” party within the Russian Church. He was also opposed to the involvement of monks in social-welfare and political activity. The writings and monastic rule of this Russian saint influenced Russian monasticism for several centuries.

…the “Possessors,” or “Josephites,” and Nil Sorsky (1433–1508) and his followers, known as the “Nonpossessors.” Joseph justified the killing of heretics and the church’s possession of lands (thus the name “Possessors”). These positions were disputed by Nil and his followers, especially Vassian Patrikeyev (d. before 1545) and Maximus the Greek…

Saint Nil Sorsky , original name Nikolay Maykov , (born c. 1433—died 1508, ; feast day May 7), first Russian mystic to write about the contemplative life and to formulate a guide for spiritual self-perfection.

After a trip to Constantinople and Mount Athos , he founded his own monastery beside the Sora River (whence the name Sorsky). At a council in Moscow (1503), Nil spoke against monastic ownership of property and thus came to be identified with the “nonpossessor” party within the Russian Church. He was also opposed to the involvement of monks in social-welfare and political activity. The writings and monastic rule of this Russian saint influenced Russian monasticism for several centuries.

…the “Possessors,” or “Josephites,” and Nil Sorsky (1433–1508) and his followers, known as the “Nonpossessors.” Joseph justified the killing of heretics and the church’s possession of lands (thus the name “Possessors”). These positions were disputed by Nil and his followers, especially Vassian Patrikeyev (d. before 1545) and Maximus the Greek…

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