Category Archives: Great Harmony

Ineffable Completeness

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God unveils ineffable completeness through Christ in the Spirit, embracing temporal incompleteness with the glory of timeless completeness.  If Holy Trinity is ineffable completeness, from whence came the fall?   Was the original sin God’s fall from completeness into incompleteness, evil, suffering and death, as Ivan Ilyin taught?   Or was the original fall from glory the fall of angels and… Read more »

Threefold and Twofold Co-inherence

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The Threefold Co-inherence of the Triune Godhead is not confused with Christophanic Co-inherence, which is the divine-human co-inherence of Christ’s deiform Personhood, but the love they both inspire beholds both interpenetrate within coalescing Co-inherence.  Love is not ignited by abstractions but by love, earthly loves and the Spirit’s love of the Son, the Son’s love of the Father and their fierce and gentle love shared… Read more »

Song of the Name

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I am ‘I AM,’ the Name sings, singing the Song of one awareness ever-present, one presence ever-aware.  I am ‘I AM,’ thy God, and there is no other, uncreated light singing of uncreated glory, free of confusion and division and the conditioning that confuses and divides.  The Name sings: I have never not been aware and present, just as I… Read more »

Archangels Gabriel, Oriel, Phanuel and Raphael

The heavenly twin can manifest in many mysterious ways, but as angel of revelation and wisdom, the twin loves to unveil the angel of the Name, Shemuel, with whom four  archangels love to bear witness to the Name, Gabriel, angel of revelation, Oriel, angel of uncreated light and illumination, Phanuel, angel of the unveiled Face of uncreated Presence and revelatory Personhood,… Read more »

Wisdom: Uncreated creative creativity

Wisdom is uncreated  and her uncreated creativity is the creative energy that creates and recreates creation anew in every moment, making all things new.  Biblical and Patristic wisdom teaches that wisdom beholds the glory of uncreated grace, being herself, like glory, uncreated energy, endlessly creative in her uncreated creativity.  So it should be no surprise that when, in 1922, a wisdom… Read more »

Name and Face

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The way of the Name is the way of the unveiled Face, ever-moving, ever still.  The Spirit is everywhere present without departing from Christ’s union with the Father for a moment.  Wisdom serenely abides in the glory of the Name without separating from Christ or wavering from his union with the Father.  The Spirit of wise awareness does not flit around like… Read more »

Wisdom Logic of Heraclitus

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Heraclitus said that wisdom discerns the Logos that directs all through all (Heraclitus 34).  Listening to the Logos, desert wisdom remembers the One in all, gathering all into remembrance of the One in everything.  Truth, a-lethia, is un-forgetting that un-conceals the Logos of glory from scattering dissipation, recollecting what unites in whole remembrance, anamnesis.  But like the Delphic Oracle, ‘Know Thyself,’ Heraclitus… Read more »

The Thrice Holy Hymn

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Glorified saints sing the Thrice Holy Hymn Isaiah heard in the Temple in BC 742, sung by six-winged Seraphim before the throne in heaven, ‘Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord of Hosts, the whole earth is full of his glory’ (Isaiah 6:3).  ‘Lord,’ here, names God’s Name, ‘EHYEH,’ ‘I AM,’ so the Thrice Holy Hymn glorifies God’s Name ‘I AM’… Read more »

Harmony of Wisdom: Wisdom in Harmony

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On Monday March 18th 2019, the Harmony Project in the University of Lampeter, inspired by the Sophia Harmony Initiative of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, published an essay on the Harmony Project Website by Father Silouan, entitled: ‘The Practice of Harmony in Orthodox Christian Wisdom,’   There is a link to this at the bottom of the Wisdom… Read more »

Cleaving and Resounding

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Cleaving to God in his Name releases into resounding union with God through his Name.  The cleaving, devekut, transfigures the human spirit with the deifying resonance of divine life, as it is written,  “But you that did cleave to ‘I AM’ your God, are alive every one of you this day” (Deut 4:4).  Christ transmits the Name ‘I AM,’ as resounding… Read more »