Kallistos Ware

“The Orthodox Practice of the Jesus Prayer”


“Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form he humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”

Philippians 5 : 5 – 11 (RSV)

Supplementary information

Other Bible Passages referenced:

1 Thessalonians 5 : 17, Psalm 46 : 10,

Further reading:

The Orthodox Way by Kallistos Ware
The Orthodox Church: An Introduction to Eastern Christianity by Timothy Ware
The Power of the Name: The Jesus Prayer in Orthodox Spirituality by Kallistos Ware
Other Videos with a Similar Subject:

Jim Wellington – “The Jesus Prayer”
David Picken – “Son of the living God have mercy”
Adrian Chatfield – “Stillness in Movement”


His Eminence, the Most Reverend Metropolitan Kallistos (Ware) of Diokleia

Position at time of recording this video:
Retired Spalding lecturer in Eastern Orthodox Studies in Oxford, UK.

Denomination: Greek Orthodox