GREAT IS THE LORD IN HIS SAINTS


In the day when the Church celebrates St. Gregory Palamas, St. Simeon the New Theologian helps us to understand that the difference between the Essence and the Energies of God is only operational, not substantial, in this wonderful essay of Istvan Perczel.

But as much as nothing pertaining to God can be other than God and entirely God, just like the fire lighting countless torches is not different from Fire and entirely fire, partaking of the Divine Nature still does not allow us to appropriate that Nature, but only to enjoy His eternal bliss, just like living does not allow us to have life in ourselves nor to know its misteries.

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