Knowing ourselves

"It is impossible for us even to know ourselves . . . through reasoning and analyses, unless we free our nous from pride and evil . . . It is only when God's grace, together with our own effort, enlightens the soul that we gain an accurate awareness of every detail of our being" (Met. … Continue reading Knowing ourselves

Illumination and deification – Beholding the Divine Light

According to Gregory Palamas, "Man is illuminated by inapproachable radiance "in sublime, unknowable union," and through this union he sees God . . . Beholding the uncreated Light he knows God, acquires knowledge of God, because then "he recognizes truly that God is surpassingly radiant and beyond comprehension"" (Met. Hierotheos. [2010]. The science of spiritual … Continue reading Illumination and deification – Beholding the Divine Light