Category Archives: Love’s Glory

Name Binding

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‘Name Binding’ was the way Saint Patrick unveiled the remembrance of God in his Lorica, his Breastplate invocation of the Name.  ‘I bind unto myself the Name,’ he chanted, communicating ‘Name Binding’ as bondage breaking, unbinding that binds powers of bondage by releasing them with blessed bonds of boundless love.  The wisdom of Saint Patrick’s Lorica breaks, then binds, then bonds… Read more »

Co-inherence

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The co-inherence of Christ and his beloved disciple opens to their right-glorifying communion at the heart of Holy Orthodoxy, but the mystery remains hidden until wisdom unveils it, whose gaze and kiss embraces Christ in the Holy of Holies.  Co-inherence is both a Christophanic and Trinitarian theophany but is also key to all the theophanic mysteries of love.  Christ’s beloved bears witness… Read more »

Thrice Holy Turning

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When awareness turns, awareness becomes aware of awareness, but does not yet know love of knower as love known.   Turning is not yet illumination and so does not yet awaken to the uncreated light of love.  When love dawns, the uncreated light of love turns illumination round, which in turn is not yet glorification, because light is not yet… Read more »

Glory of Love

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The glory of love may first be unveiled in a human salutation of love, as in the love of Beatrice for Dante, then in wisdom’s love of both that unveils human loves as icons of divine love.  The way of glorification is the revelation of the glory of love, arising when illumination purifies love at the heart of the mysteries of glory…. Read more »

Advent, Christmas and Theophany

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At Christmas, the Church celebrates the Holy Nativity of Christ, remembering the story of Christ’s birth in the stable at Bethlehem, the angels and the shepherds on the hill, with the wise men from the east offering gold, frankincense and myrrh at his feet.   But wisdom also remembers the eternal birth of Christ in hearts that awaken to his presence,… Read more »

Bride of Christ

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The Bride of Christ is glorious in her uncreated energy, deifying all who gaze with her gaze, or return her kiss with her embrace.  She is Christ’s wisdom in her compassionate love, glorious in her hallowing beauty.  Wisdom is Christ in her, embracing her in the beauty of her glory, embracing us with her grace that glorifies his saints.  Her… Read more »

Knowing fully Known

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Wisdom knows as she is known, no longer as in a mirror, indirectly, but directly, as the unveiled face of wisdom to the unveiled face of glory (1Cor 13:12).  Between knowing and unknowing, wisdom comes to meet us, knowing as she is known, gently weening us from thinking we know what we know, initiating unknowing that knows we only know as we… Read more »

Cradle to Grave

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From cradle to grave, the Name sustains us with ever-present awareness in which we live, move and have our being, but when we seize the glory for ourselves, we fall from glory, so vainglory sets in, depriving us of the union that grace unveils as communion. Deadly confusion divides us from God until the heart awakens from delusion, taught by wisdom to turn… Read more »

Light of the World

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Christ is the light of the world (John 8:12), revealing we are by grace the light of the world (Mt 5:14), when we turn and see the grace of his uncreated light in the midst.  In Holman Hunt’s painting of 1853, the ‘Light of the World,’ Christ stands at the door of the closed heart and knocks (Rev 3:20; Song of… Read more »

Dazzling Love

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If wisdom beholds the darkness that covers the Face of the Deep, revealed in the Spirit to be dazzling love, it is little surprise that science does not behold what only wisdom sees, for it is wisdom, not science, that beholds the dazzling light of the glory of love.  Wisdom abides with the Spirit in the Son’s love of the… Read more »