Category Archives: Wisdom and glory

Unveiled Face of Wisdom: thrice-holy sevens of glory

God unveils his face of wisdom when he reveals the glory of his presence through his Name, the experience of glory to which prophets and apostles bear witness that should never be confused with visionary apparitions of psychic phenomena or sensual perceptions of objectified appearances (2 Cor 3:18).  Glory, being the uncreated energy of God, is not something that comes… Read more »

Name Hallowing : Kiddush ha-Shem

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Name hallowing, (kiddush ha-shem) ascribes glory to God through his Holy Name ‘I AM,’ in and through whom there arises all that there is.  God’s Kingdom comes when wisdom hallows the glory of God’s Name, wisdom always alight now in blessed union with glory forever present.  Glorification hallows God’s Name above all names, the Name of ‘He who is, who was and… Read more »

Christ’s transfiguring heart

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Christ’s transfiguring heart reveals mysteries of wisdom and glory through the Name  which open out to every mystery of Christ in his death, resurrection, ascension and glorification but also to his intercession for all at the heart of each of these mysteries.  Wisdom discerns glory in Christ’s death and resurrection by including his baptism at the heart of his transfiguration,… Read more »

Seraphic wisdom and Cherubic glory

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Prophecy discerns the embrace of Seraphic wisdom and Cherubic glory in Christ’s heart as he undergoes death, resurrection, ascension and glorification, interceding on behalf of all, as the whole Adam in person.  His heart enthrones God’s Name, ‘I AM,’ in death and descent into hell, in resurrection and ascension into heaven, in glorification on high and intercession for all (Rom 8: 34).  The… Read more »

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, glory’s consummate completeness.  The Cherubicon also raises on high the anointed King of all, whose Name is ‘I AM,’ wisdom unveiling glory in the highest heaven as glory’s consummate completeness.  He who is, who was and who shall always… 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 »

Grace and Glory

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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

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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 »