The deification of man – 5 – Living in the Divine Light

According to Gregory of Thessalonica, “He who participates in the divine energy . . . becomes himself, in a sense, Light; he is united to the Light and with the Light he sees in full consciousness all that remains hidden for those who have not this grace; he thus surpasses not only the corporeal senses, but also all that can be known . . . [by the mind] for the pure of heart see God . . . who, being the Light, abides in them and reveals Himself to those who love Him, to His beloved ones” (Sermon for the Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin in the Temple, ed. Sophocles, pp. 176-177).