Category Archives: Great Peace

Radical Ineffability

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The radical ineffability of Orthodox Hesychast wisdom is indefinable, endlessly transcending ecclesiastical and theological sectarianism.  This transcendence is not understood by those who condemn wisdom as heretical.   They think they know what wisdom is and condemn it as Gnosticism, or Montanism, if they are referring to wisdom’s prophecy, or Messalianism, if they are condemning wisdom’s prayer. Hesychast saints remain silent,… Read more »

Into Thy Hands

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Into thy hands I commend my spirit, into thy Spirit I release my life, into thy presence I release my awareness, into thy Name I fly with angel’s wings, joining winged awareness with humble trust.  For it is thou who art my life, here on earth, rejoining grace with heavenly glory, ceasing to cling to thy signs and symbols, but… Read more »

Father of infinite Love

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Wisdom hallows the Name of the Father, discerning his reign of love through the Son, awakening in the light of the Holy Spirit to the uncreated glory of love.  Earthly fathers may fall short of the loving recognition that sons need from their fathers, but the heavenly Father imparts healing recognition in the Name, ensuring traumatic brokenness is cured.  Wisdom sees past… Read more »


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Theosis is divine-human union for which the divine transcends time and movement but for which the human is in time and moves by separating from God or by returning to God.  Saint Maximus the Confessor described theosis both as ‘ever-moving rest,’ and as the ‘stationary movement’ of the eighth day.  The sixth day completes the ‘being’ of creation, the seventh… Read more »

Odes of Peace and Love

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Odes of peace are odes of love in the beating heart of Christ, where wisdom abides with the Spirit in the glory of God’s Kingdom come.  Law gives way to love and peace when wisdom and glory together reign.  Odes of peace arise from God’s love of Christ and Christ’s love of God that completes the law, completing incompleteness in the… Read more »

Recollected Light

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Turning the light of awareness round recollects uncreated light at centre, recognising the uncreated energy of glory in the Holy Spirit.  Pure being awakens within uncreated non-being when glory awakens, recollecting uncreated light.  The pearl of great price shines in the midst, turning awareness round to unite with God’s presence in the heart.  Tongues of fire speak clearer than words, renewing creation… Read more »

Infinite Openness

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Wisdom abides in the glory of infinite openness which is the mind of Christ in which the Spirit abides.  The Spirit does not waver from the mind of Christ, or dither between dualities but centres  where Christ is perfect freedom.  The glory of Christ is expansive openness, free from confusion and division, dissolving confusion into union, healing division with communion…. Read more »

Realm of the Name

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God’s realm of the Name is free of confusion and division, so frees the heart from confusion and division by purification and illumination, sustaining glorification.  Since, in God, there is no confusion, indivisible union is timelessly present, spontaneously purifying the heart.  Freedom is valued not because there are regimes that poison and imprison those who resist oppression, but because God’s… Read more »

Prayer for Peace

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Prayer for peace in Ukraine is the Spirit’s unceasing prayer in Christ, glorifying the Father in the hearts of all who are crucified by war in the devastated cities, towns and villages of Ukraine, but also all who died there a century ago during the Russian Civil War, including countless Orthodox defending Ukraine from the red Russian armies of atheistic communism.  The Spirit’s unceasing… Read more »

Hallowing the Name

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The Word names the hallowing Name, revealing the glory of the Father, through the wisdom of the Son in the peace of the Holy Spirit, unveiling God’s blessed Reign in his Name.  Hallowing the Name, Kiddush haShem, sanctifies saints who die to death before they die, rise from the dead to ascend in uncreated light, glorified by the uncreated grace of the… Read more »