St Nikolai Velimirovich's relics are kept
Matushka Frederica makes some brilliant distinctions in this article. She masterfully explains some very subtle nuances in the understanding of the Fathers concerning the make up of man; head vs nous [also translated as intellect, mind (not to be confused with reason), that part of the soul which can have communion with God and can know God. Frederica makes a distinction between spiritual heart and feelings; between imagination and man's creative faculty.This is all very Patristic, and according to holy tradition and the scriptures.
M. Frederica writes;
"This concept of the nous, I would think would be important to Western Christians and to Evangelicals, because they do have this important role for God’s revelation, that there are things that we cannot learn by logic alone, there are things we can only learn because God reveals them. So therefore you need something more than a heart full of emotions and a head full of concepts. You need a receptive mind, a mind that can comprehend, and that would be the nous. It’s like a piece that is missing in our Western anthropology." Frederica Mathewes-Green
To read the article please go to Matushka Frederica's website here.
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