Name and Glorification

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The Name unites awareness with the presence of the Spirit’s unceasing prayer in the heart, deifying the children of God by grace, glorifying the Father through the Son.  The Name crowns awareness with the presence of uncreated light, enthroning the heart in the presence of uncreated glory, empowering glorification.   Indwelling Christ, saints first become seers in the Spirit, unveiling the face of glory that overcomes death by death.  Their glorification is the consummation of the mysteries of purification and illumination in the Name, chrismating them with the Holy Chrism of wisdom and deifying them through the sacrament of communion in glory.  But if the mysteries of the Name are neglected, glorification ceases to cut through confusion or cross over division, leaving delusion uncured and division unhealed.   Glorification in the saving Name completes seers with the uncreated light of glory, hallowing saints with the glory of uncreated grace.  Wisdom releases corruption into incorruption when, through the Name, wisdom liberates corruption into glory.  Nothing can separate the Name from God or divide saints from the Name, because the Spirit’s saving grace never ceases to unite them with its unceasing glory, unveiling glorification discerned by wisdom.

The very ancient invocation, Hallelu Yah, has been handed down through the centuries as a prayer of glorification, reminding us it was always a much loved traditional way to remember God in his Name, because it was always the Spirit’s unceasing prayer in the heart, unveiling Holy Trinity.  The Name deifies saints by unveiling God at centre, showing them they are God-centred instead of self-centred in the midst.  The Spirit unceasingly refreshes those who are renewed by the wisdom of the Name, resting in the peace of ineffable stillness.  Named by name by the hallowing Name, seers shine with uncreated light, illumined by the radiant joy of grace.  Joy is a sure sign that the saving Name is truly enlightening, a confirming seal of its hallowing power.  Worldly powers are subject to the Name, emptied and humbled by the radiance of its hallowing reign.  Trust in its grace unveils its deifying glory, uniting saints with angels in the unfolding of its glorification.  For the Name is one with the Oneness of the named, unveiling the unity of God and difference within God, revealing communion of saints in Holy Trinity.  Crowning seers, the Name releases them from prisons of pride, and enthroning saints, they are liberated from the ephemeral delusions of vainglory.

Glorification bestows enlightened personhood in the Name, empowering deification through first-personal awakening.  Saint Sophrony the Hesychast handed on this enlightening wisdom in our day, renewing Patristic tradition and Hesychast wisdom in our time.  The Word names the Name to awaken the eye of the heart to the Spirit’s wisdom, opening temporal ways and means to timeless glory.  By embracing grace, grace embraces us in the Name, so that we become children of God, radiant with uncreated light, resonant with uncreated glory, deified by grace.  The wisdom of the Cross resurrects saints, raising them from temporal worlds to ascending realms of deifying glory, maturing them in Christ with the timeless completeness communicated by the Holy Spirit.  The remembrance of God communicates timeless completeness because it partakes in God’s remembrance of saints in the ineffable beauty of his timeless holiness.  Temporal unfolding abides in timeless completeness through the wisdom of the Name, restoring incompleteness to the completeness of hallowing glory. The mysteries of glorification are wisdom’s gift and glory’s grace, revealing a union of wisdom and glory opening enlightened realms to elders and saints.  Glorification may be widely neglected in nihilistic times but elders like Saint Sophrony the Hesychast were generously reminded by God to inspire saints to turn and see, giving glory to God by beholding glory in God, restoring right-glorification of the Name ‘I AM,’ at the heart of Holy Orthodoxy.