Category Archives: Holy Name

The Cherubic Hymn

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The Cherubic Hymn lays aside all worldly care in order to restore glory to the Father through the Son in the Holy Spirit.  The Cherubicon also raises on high the anointed King of all, whose Name is ‘I AM,’ wisdom unveiling glory in the highest heaven.  He who is, who was and who shall always be ‘I AM,’ is invisibly attended by… Read more »

Name as radiance of wisdom and resonance of glory

The Holy Name ‘I AM’ is an ineffable union of ‘I’ and ‘AM,’ wisdom’s active deifying awareness and glory’s receptive deifying presence inseparably conjoined as communion of their uncreated creative energies, radiant wisdom and resonant glory.  The Name saves by unveiling deifying awareness and glorifying presence.  Wisdom and glory are uncreated dynamic energies communicating the mysteries of turning or metanoia, seeing… Read more »

The Cross of unselfish love

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The wisdom of the Cross is the wisdom of unselfish love, which is the wisdom of the Holy Trinity unveiling purifying love, enlightening love through love and love’s God-centred glorification of God through God.  It is not only that love’s glory is revealed to be wisdom’s divine intent, but that the glory of love is also the way love is revealed through glorification.  The… Read more »

Body of formless light, rainbow body of glory

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The revelation of the Name unveils the body of uncreated, formless light, which is ineffable in as many different ways as there are divine names colouring its colourless luminosity as a rainbow body of glory.  ‘I AM’ is ineffable as formless radiance, so the body of light, too, is ineffable as a body of ineffable radiance.  But the Name above all names… Read more »

Wisdom of Emmaus

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The eucharistic wisdom of Emmaus is the wisdom of the burning heart, the wisdom of recognition that awakens hearts to the living flame of the unifying Name  (Luke 24: 13-35).  Recognition burns away impurity to purify the heart through the remembrance of God, which is not to be confused with conventional formal memory because it is God’s remembrance of God,… Read more »

Saving Name: Hallowing Trinity

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Wisdom hallows the Name of God in Holy Trinity by ascribing all glory to God’s Name ‘I AM.’  The Name ‘I AM’ reveals God, not an objectified concept of God as a divine subject or a reified notion of God as a divine object.  God in his Name ‘I’ is pure uncreated awareness ever present, and his Name ‘AM’ is pure… Read more »

Timeless openness

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Wisdom is timeless openness of glory unveiling the timeless radiance of grace.  Wisdom awakens the heart to glory by cutting through confusion and leaping over separation, beginning at the end where God unveils God in his Name.  To begin at the end means the Alpha initiates wisdom with the Omega of ‘I AM,’ revealing glory which is the timeless openness… Read more »

Mystery of the Mirror

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In Abbot Francis Acharya’s translation of Ode 13 of the Odes of Solomon, an early apostolic Christian hymnbook, we read:  ‘The Lord is a mirror to us, let us open our eyes and see ourselves in it, discover what we look like, and wipe all the paint from our faces.  Then proclaim praises to the Holy Spirit, love his sanctity and… Read more »

Glory beloved by Wisdom

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Wisdom is beloved of God because she loves to embrace all through all as she ascribes all glory to God.  Glory loves to be loved by wisdom because God loves to be known as wisdom knows, with awakening insight and wholeness of heart.  Wisdom renews living sacred tradition by purifying the heart and illumining God-centred intelligence, but it is the… Read more »

Crown of wisdom and glory

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The Apostle Paul prays that the Father of glory will give the Ephesians a spirit of wisdom and revelation, unveiling glory as fullness of knowledge through Christ, the ‘I AM’ of glory who illumines the eye of their heart (Eph 1:17-18).  Christ’s wisdom imparts the crown of uncreated light that glorifies the saints, glory that generously and without restraint grants grace… Read more »