Holy Fools

Some articles on holy fool, holy fools:

Yurodivy
... The yurodivy is a Holy Fool, one who acts intentionally foolish in the eyes of men ... nor by feeble-mindedness, but is deliberate, irritating, even provocative." In his book "Holy Fools in Byzantium and Beyond,” Ivanov described ‘holy fool ... The Eastern Orthodox Church holds that holy fools voluntarily take up the guise of insanity in order to conceal their perfection from the world, and thus avoid praise ...
Holy Fool - Eastern Christianity
... The yurodivy is a Holy Fool, one who acts intentionally foolish in the eyes of men ... by feeble-mindedness, but is deliberate, irritating, even provocative." In his book "Holy Fools in Byzantium and Beyond,” Ivanov described ‘holy fool’ as a term for ... The Eastern Orthodox Church holds that holy fools voluntarily take up the guise of insanity in order to conceal their perfection from the world, and thus avoid praise ...

Famous quotes containing the words fools and/or holy:

    If it do come to pass
    That any man turn ass,
    Leaving his wealth and ease
    A stubborn will to please,
    Ducdame, ducdame, ducdame!
    Here shall he see
    Gross fools as he,
    And if he will come to me.
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

    To you, God the Singer, our voices we raise,
    to you Song Incarnate, we give all our praise,
    to you, Holy Spirit, our life and our breath,
    be glory for ever, through life and through death.
    Peter Davison (20th century)