Hypostatic Co-inherence

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Wisdom has many modes of union in the Name, each integrating different divine names in many different ways, ensuring communion in the Holy Spirit includes an infinite variety of ways union sustains communion with the ineffable oneness of God. Indivisible yet differentiated, communion remains without confusion, revealing the infinitely different ways saints bear witness to holy communion in the Name.  There is nothing monochrome about hypostatic personhood, nothing monotonous about the personal ways grace deifies saints.  The radiant differences are the expressions of countless mysteries, each of which reveals the divine-human mystery of glorification, taking everyone way beyond what is predictable or imaginable.  What each deified person has in common is uncreated grace deifying them by revealing God’s many names, each of which unveils the oneness of the deifying Name.  Holiness is beautiful but glorious in an infinite variety of miraculous ways. 

Divine names unveil the holy Name in ineffably different ways, each of which co-inheres with Christ in the Holy Spirit, restoring glory to the Father.  Saint Denis the Areopagite taught elders how divine names unite saints with God in the Holy Name, revealing the mystical theology of ineffable glory at its heart.  Saint Maximus the Confessor explained ambiguities arising in Saint Gregory the Theologian, transmitting the mysteries of hypostatic difference to Saint Symeon the New Theologian, whose ‘Hymns of Love’ point way beyond what conceptual theology can grasp.  Every saint bears witness in a unique way to the universal mysteries of hypostatic co-inherence, revealing the one, ineffable mystery underlying all forms of holy difference. Contemporary saints like Saint Silouan the Athonite and Saint Sophrony the Hesychast are living expressions of the multiple ways holiness is revealed, personally unveiling the image of God, even right up to our own times.

Hypostatic co-inherence unites unity with difference as it joins uncreated grace with created nature through the revelation of glory in the saints, unveiling glorification as the proliferation of different ways of unveiling glory in rainbow radiance, hallowing different saints.  Wisdom rejoices in the ineffable unpredictability of holiness, dancing with God’s many different names in the revelation of glory.  Holy difference reveals freedom rather than uniformity, co-inherence instead of conformity.  Saint Sophrony the Hesychast called this freedom holy anarchism, giving him profound insights into the mysteries of holy difference.  God’s image is revealed in wildly different ways that caused Staretz Sophrony to rejoice, renewing the holy wisdom of Orthodox Hesychasm in our own day.  Wisdom sings with many voices, creating a harmonious polyphony on earth, resonant with angelic choirs in heaven, singing with consonant, harmonious dissonance, crowning realms of glory in heaven.