Category Archives: Wisdom, Prophecy and Prayer

Holy Apostle John

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The Holy Apostle John gave us the Fourth Gospel, three epistles and the Book of Revelation, handing on the wisdom and witness of the Beloved Disciple.  The Church’s first hymn book, the Odes of Solomon, comes from the same circles if not directly from the Beloved Disciple, stemming from the wisdom of deifying glorification. The feast of Saint John the… Read more »

Timeless Completeness

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The Completeness of God is ‘eternally now,’ unveiling temporal incompleteness in timeless presence, awakening uncreated wisdom in uncreated glory. Christ, divine but human, communicates theandric co-inherence by grace to all who receive him, embracing the cosmos with cosmo-theandric glory. The Holy Spirit enlightens seers with uncreated wisdom, transfiguring saints with uncreated glory, communicating mysteries of glorification to all whose hearts are open. Orthodox Hesychasm… Read more »

Mysteries of the Mother of God

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The mysteries of the Mother of God unveil dimensions of deifying glory which remain utterly hidden until the eye of wisdom opens. Mystery through and through, from her Nativity through to her Dormition, her mysteries are celebrated yet concealed, visible yet invisible, revered in the silence of wonder. Her mysterious silence communicates ineffable stillness, imparting glorification beyond what words can… Read more »

Holy Anna the Prophetess

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Holy Anna the Prophetess gave thanks when she saw the child Jesus in the temple, transforming her turning to God into hallowing vision of God  (Luke 2:34-36). Anna was holy because hallowing vision of God made her holy, enabling her to see who Jesus was and give thanks for the reign of his glorious Name. Daughter of Phanuel, Anna lived in… Read more »

Turn and see: Glory to Thee

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Samuel the Prophet was told by Eli to say, ‘Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening,’ when God called him in the night  (1 Sam 3:1-4).  Hearing God, Samuel turns and sees, glorifying God in his Name.  Hearkening to God, prophets speak in God’s Name, inspiring redemptive prophecy and remedial prayer for generations to come. Prophets turn and see, giving… Read more »

Hallelu Yah

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Pierced praise loves the Name of Praise, Hallelu Yah, one of the oldest formulas of glorification, praising the Name of Jacob, Yah, which was pronounced, unlike the Name of Israel, YHWH, having a feminine ending, which was not.  The pierced heart is illumined by the Name from within, enlightened by God indwelling in the midst, revealing timeless realms of glory nearer than… Read more »

Prophet Ezekiel

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The prophet Ezekiel saw the glory of God leaving the temple in Jerusalem when the people of Judah were driven into exile, accompanied by angels, ascending and descending the ladder of the Name. The same angels ascend and descend the ladder of the Name when wisdom returns from exile to restore God’s remnant to glory, curing confusion by healing division,… Read more »

Prophet Elijah

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July 20th is the feast of the Holy Prophet Elijah, whose name means ‘my God is Yah.’  The holy function of Elijah is to reveal God’s Name, ‘I AM,’ which is why he awakens the hearts of the fathers and their spiritual children on the Day of the Name. The Eliatic function renews holy tradition by restoring prophecy, awakening the… Read more »

Spirit of Truth

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The Spirit of Truth bears witness to the indivisible wholeness of God, indivisible in oneness, infinite in scope, opening speech to prophecy and intercession to pure prayer. The Covenant of grace awakens hearts to deifying glorification, completing incompleteness in the reign of deifying completeness.  Nothing separates wisdom from glory in the Name, sustaining uncreated light in the reign of grace,… Read more »

Zeal of the Name

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God is zealous that his wisdom shall be known, turning hearts that they shall see, illumining minds in hearts that they may be glorified, yet infinitely patient with his ever-kindly mercy.  The rigour of his zeal and the kindness of his mercy subsist in paradoxical balance in the union of wisdom and glory in the Name, sometimes fierce and sometimes gentle,… Read more »