Monthly Archives: December 2019

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 »

Saint Sophrony the Hesychast and the Name ‘I AM.’

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 »

Saint Sophrony the Hesychast

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Saint Sophrony the Hesychast 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 »

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 »

Mount Tabor’s twin caves

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The Icon of Transfiguration attributed to Theophanes the Greek, usually dated to about 1403, or at least to the beginning of the fifthteenth century, depicts two hermit’s caves in the shade of two small trees on the slopes of Mount Tabor.  Easily overlooked, these hermit cells appear dark within, in contrast to the uncreated light of Christ’s transfiguration, but if their… Read more »