Test your ecclesiastical IQ!

Published February 6, 2012

A. Hesychasm refers to…

1. An eastern church tradition of quiet mystical prayer
2. A heresy concerning Christ’s divinity originating with the third-century biblical critic Hesychius
3. An early iconoclastic movement supporting the destruction of all images of Christ and Mary
4. A schismatic division in the early Christian church

B. “For from the rising of the sun even unto the going down of the same my name shall be great among the Gentiles.” This is a quotation from…

1. Malachi
2. Isaiah
3. Exodus
4. Acts of the Apostles

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Question A: 1. Derived from the Greek word for tranquillity, hesychasm originated with the monks of Mount Athos in Greece and used quiet repetitive prayer to achieve a union of heart and mind and lead to a vision of the divine light.

Question B: 1. Malachi 1:11


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