Monthly Archives: September 2017

Son of God: Son of Man.

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The Son of Man partakes in what is ours so that the Son of God can give us what is his.  Saint Symeon the New Theologian says the Son of God raises us to what is his by regenerating us in the Holy Spirit in his Kingdom.  He opens us to the grace of the glory of his Kingdom by… Read more »

Solitude, Silence and Stillness.

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Solitude, silence and stillness are three ways in which the glory of the Holy Name reveals itself in the desert, three theophanies of wisdom in the sacred tradition of Orthodox Hesychasm.  Solitude is outwardly a way of life in the desert called ihidaya, and inwardly a purification and simplification of the heart which humbles the soul.   Silence is outwardly a characteristic… Read more »