Category Archives: Holy Wisdom

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 »

Mysteries of wisdom and glory

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Orthodox Christian Tradition teaches that wisdom unveils what God’s grace reveals whereas glory unveils how God’s grace is revealed.  Both unveilings are revelations of the ineffable but wisdom is the ineffable awareness of God’s presence whereas glory is the ineffable presence of this deifying awareness.  If the revelation of wisdom is what glory unveils, glory is the form of wisdom.  If… Read more »

God-centred likeness to God

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To be God-centred like God is to live God-centred lives like God the Holy Trinity, rather than self-centred lives like demons, whose shortfall from glory destroys likeness to God in his image.  Grace restores likeness to God in God’s image by ascribing glory to God like angels do, glorification of God by participation in the God-centred life of Holy Trinity…. 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 »

Realms of light and glory

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Wisdom abides in timeless realms of light and glory.  The Holy Name saves as uncreated light unveiling ineffable completeness, opening translucent wisdom to transfiguring glory, divine awareness to deifying presence, imparted by the Spirit’s direct transmission.  The oneness of awareness and presence is evident in the Name ‘I AM,’ wisdom transfigured by glory, glory translucent with wisdom.  The hidden meaning of… 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 »

Hidden wisdom unveiling glory

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Like prophets and apostles, elders do impart wisdom, but it is not a sophisticated worldly wisdom but God’s hidden wisdom that discerns the glory of the Age to Come, (Olam Ha Ba), which is the glory of God’s Kingdom come.  The mysteries of glory are the unveilings of ‘I AM’ in glory, Christ’s hidden mysteries of the hallowing Name.  These… Read more »