The Origins of the Jesus Prayer

The Origins of the Jesus Prayer

SSJC Event – THE JESUS PRAYER —- Sunday, February 19, 2023 3-4:30pm at the Franciscan Shrine, Youngstown
“Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, Jesus, have mercy on me, a sinner.”
The Jesus Prayer for centuries has been used for repentance, humility, clarity, and experiencing the Presence of God in our very lives.
Salvation has been won by Christ. Salvation is our most precious gift. Salvation is our only hope for an eternity shared with the Creator.
The words repeated continuously within this simply worded prayer, is prominent in both the Eastern and Western Churches.
Many theologians believe that the Jesus Prayer’s original wording finds its foundation directly from Sacred Scripture.
Come and experience through Deacon Stabilla’s presentation on the origins of the tradition of the Jesus Prayer and its evolution and tradition which must be a part of our contemporary life of prayer, especially during the Lenten Season of the Church.
Deacon Michael Stabilla is a Permanent Deacon for the Diocese of Youngstown, serving the Parishes of St. Patrick in Kent, Ohio and the Newman Center at Kent State University.  He is also a teacher of Theology and Philosophy at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Louisville, Ohio.
The Origins of the Jesus Prayer

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Feb 19 2023


3:00 pm


The Shrine of Our Lady Comforter of the Afflicted
517 S Belle Vista Ave, Youngstown, OH 44509


Office of Ecumenical and Inter-religious Affairs
(330) 744-8451
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