Whether you’re looking for a way to contact your spirit, or you are interested in learning more about exorcisms, you’ve come to the right place. Here you’ll find information on how exorcisms work, as well as how you can drive away a demon with a conversation with your spirit.
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Dialogue with the spirit
Historically, the Orthodox Church has been a leader in the contemporary search for Christian unity. However, today’s challenges require new forms and approaches. The Orthodox Church must continue to witness in an increasingly divided world, on the basis of its ancient canons and apostolic tradition.
In particular, the Orthodox Church believes that dialogue with the spirit is a vital component of Christian witness. This type of dialogue involves profound exchanges of thought and expression, as well as reciprocity and mutual enrichment. In this regard, the Orthodox Church is proud of its tradition of ecumenical activity.
In addition to participating in inter-Christian dialogues, the Orthodox Church also participates in the Ecumenical Movement. It has been an active participant since the church’s founding. This is evident in the number of local Most Holy Orthodox Churches who participate in national and international inter-Christian organizations.
However, in the midst of these ecumenical activities, the Orthodox Church recognizes the difficulties associated with the various forms of dialogue. This is especially true when it comes to ecumenical dialogue.
Methods of exorcisms
Throughout the history of the Greek Orthodox church, there have been various methods of exorcism. Although many religious groups have discarded the practice, it is still used by some.
Exorcism is a ritual performed by Christian ministers to expel evil spirits from a person. This procedure is similar to anointing a person with holy oil, and is carried out in the name of Jesus. A prayer to remove evil is also included.
Exorcism can be done by a priest or monk. The exorcist lays his hands on the person and prays. He also rubs the person’s forehead, cheeks, chin, and hands in the sign of the Cross. He also prepares a vial of olive oil, and dips his finger in it.
An important part of an exorcism is a dialogue with the spirit. This dialogue allows the counselor to learn about the person’s life and to know what type of spirit the person is possessed by.
Methods of driving off a demon
Using magic rituals to exorcise a demon in the Greek Orthodox Church is not a good idea. Although the church is not the first to recognize the use of magic rituals, it has not banned them. In fact, some members still wear amulets akin to magic wands.
In the spirit of full disclosure, I did not actually do any of the magic rituals, though I have a friend who did. I did read the book of need, which is a collection of four exorcism prayers written by two Fathers of the Church. While not a religious snob, I did find the name of the book rather odd, and its contents less than thrilling. Nonetheless, it was an interesting read.
I did not read all of it, but it was a flurry of information. It also gave me my first taste of the Greek Orthodox Church, a religion I had little exposure to before. I had the good fortune to meet some members, and found their enthusiasm for the religion infectious.
Restrictions on priests performing exorcisms
Performing imprecatory “exorcisms” is a practice that is not prohibited by the Greek orthodox church. However, there are strict rules and restrictions on priests performing exorcisms. These rules are part of the Church’s official interpretation.
There are two types of exorcisms. A solemn exorcism is an ecclesiastical exorcism that can be performed only by a bishop or priest. It involves the expulsion of demons and their possession of a person.
Solemn exorcisms require a medical examination to make sure there is no mental illness. A person who is possessed should have a female companion present. A female companion is required because the demon speaks through the body of the afflicted person.
The rite of exorcism has been standardized during the Reformation. It was formalized in the current Code of Canon Law. In addition, it was updated to include a revised rite structure in 1998. The new rite structure emphasizes renewal of the baptismal promises and renunciations.