“I will dwell in them and will walk in them and I shall be their God” (2 Cor 6:16). Beatitude does not consist “in the fact that something is known about God, but in having Him within oneself” (Gregory of Nyssa, Homily on the Beatitudes, PG 44).
Category: The New Jerusalem
After the Great Chastisement – 3 – Living in the Era of Peace
“The wolf will live with the sheep and the leopard will lie down with the kid; and a calf, a lion whelp and a fatling will walk together, and a young child will lead them. A cow and bear will graze and their young will lie down together; and a lion, like cattle, will eat hay. A suckling will play by a viper’s hole and a newly weaned child will stretch his hand toward an adder’s lair. They will neither injure Continue reading “After the Great Chastisement – 3 – Living in the Era of Peace”
The true meaning of living in the Era of Peace
How shall we be living in the era of peace, after the great Chastisement has been fulfilled? Unlike for many, if not most, of us living presently in the era of the flesh, during the era of peace we will be living thoroughly spiritualized lives – lives we cannot even begin to conceive of, right now – because the said era will, in effect, be the era of the Reign of the Father, in the intensely Eucharistic Continue reading “The true meaning of living in the Era of Peace”
After the Great Chastisement – 2 – The era of peace, the final uprising and the Last Judgment
“And I saw an angel coming down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand. And he laid hold on the dragon, the old serpent, which is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years. And he cast him into the bottomless pit and shut him up and set a seal upon him, that he should no more Continue reading “After the Great Chastisement – 2 – The era of peace, the final uprising and the Last Judgment”
The era of peace and holiness
“For you are the temple of the living God: as God said: I will dwell in them and walk among them. And I will be their God: and they shall be My people” (2 Cor 6:16).
The coming of the day of the Lord
“But the day of the Lord shall come as a thief, in which the heavens shall pass away with great violence and the elements shall be melted with heat and the earth and the works which are in it shall be burnt up. Seeing then that all these things are to be dissolved, what manner of people ought you to be in holy conversation and godliness? Looking Continue reading “The coming of the day of the Lord”
Meaning of the Illumination of Conscience – Illumination and sin
The illumination of one’s soul, better known as the illumination of conscience, is in essence and fact the healing of the soul that is ill, for it entails reopening the heart of the soul, the nous, to God the Father and His Truth, Jesus Christ; hence, to Knowledge – true (interior, experiential) knowledge – of God, after it has been closed and repeatedly Continue reading “Meaning of the Illumination of Conscience – Illumination and sin”
The Era of the 8th Day – 15 – Living in God
The vision of the Divine Light, that is, “The full vision of the divinity having become perceptible in the uncreated Light, in its deifying grace, is ‘the mystery of the eighth day;’ it belongs to the future age. However those who are worthy of it attain the sight of ‘the Kingdom of God come with power’ (Mk 9:1) in this life, as the three apostles saw it on Mount Tabor” (Lossky, In the image and likeness of God, pp. 59-60).