Sunday, August 17, 2014

Despondency (Depression) - From the Amvon

Given the increasing number of celebrity suicides attributed to depression, it is appropriate to learn more about the causes of depression when it is not simply a result of a physical condition.  This non-physical depression among the desert fathers of Orthodox Church carries the designation, "despondency".  Back in April last year, Fr. John Whiteford preached a well-referenced sermon on our digression toward despondency and the means to correction and restoration to the joy of Christ.  You can find it here:

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