Category Archives: Wisdom and glory

The Cherubic Hymn

      No Comments on The Cherubic Hymn

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

      No Comments on The Cross of unselfish love

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 »

Grace and Glory

      No Comments on Grace and Glory

We fall from grace when the glory of grace is ascribed to ourselves or to something created instead of to God.  We fall from glory when the uncreated glory of grace is confused with something created.  The fall from grace is a fall from God-centred glorification of God.  We fall short of the glory that glorifies God in his Name.  Right… Read more »

Mysteries of wisdom and glory

      No Comments on Mysteries of wisdom and glory

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 »

Wisdom of Emmaus

      No Comments on Wisdom of Emmaus

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 »

Saint Sophrony of Essex

      No Comments on Saint Sophrony of Essex

Saint Sophrony of Essex bore witness to God’s Name ‘I AM,’ hallowing our age by restoring glory to God.  Wisdom unveils the ineffable oneness of ‘I AM,’ God’s awareness conjoined with deifying  presence in the timeless openness of glory, in the light of God’s embrace of our incompleteness within his consummate completeness.   Glory proceeds from glory to restore glory to the… Read more »

Glory beloved by Wisdom

      No Comments on Glory beloved by Wisdom

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

      No Comments on Crown of wisdom and glory

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 »