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 (more…)
Many people speak about illumination these days, but not all understand what it really is. Illumination is the illumination of the heart of our souls, the nous. When the nous is illuminated through divine grace – what the Eastern Christians, especially the desert masters, continually strived for (and some attained) through the combination (more…)
“The hour comes and now is, when the true adorers shall adore the Father in Spirit and in Truth. For the Father also seeks such to adore Him. God is a spirit and they that adore Him must adore Him in Spirit and in Truth” (Jn 4:23-24).
But what does it mean to worship God the Father in Spirit and in Truth? How do we (more…)
We have been created in the Image and Likeness of God. However, through both the sin of our First Parents and our ongoing sinfulness, we have proceeded to lose a lot of our likeness. Let us, therefore, work to recapture as much as possible of the likeness that we have lost, in terms of our open cooperation with grace, so that the Holy Spirit will find us ready to welcome His abundance fully during the forthcoming era of Peace.
The utmost desire of the Divine Heart of God our Father is that we wholeheartedly accept Him to live with us, in intimate union with each and every single one of His children on earth, all the days of our lives. Our Father’s greatest and, so far, largely unsatiated desire is that He comes to live, walk, and rest in us, as He originally (more…)
The Icon of the Divine Heart: Part 6 – The Need for the Ecumenical Icon of the Divine Heart of God the Father Encompassing All Hearts
As has been shown, a need exists in the universal Church, for both icons in general and the ecumenical icon of the Divine Heart of God the Father Encompassing All Hearts in particular because, (more…)
The Icon of the Divine Heart of God the Father: Part 4 – The Meaning of the Icon Components
Below is a copy of the original pencil drawing of the Divine Heart of God the Father Encompassing All Hearts, as seen in the exterior vision of May 25th, 2010 (Apostolate of the Divine Heart, 2011). (more…)
The Icon of the Divine Heart of God the Father: Part 3 – The Meaning of the Ecumenical Icon
In addition to all the aims already explicated in both the introduction and the Father’s revelations, God the Father specifically requested that an “intentionally ecumenical” (unpublished message, 9/15/11) icon be made of His Divine Heart Encompassing All (more…)
The Icon of the Divine Heart of God the Father: Part 1 – An Ecumenical Icon for the Universal Church
The icon of the Divine Heart of God the Father originates directly from a series of revelations and other occurrences given by the Heavenly Father, to two adult individuals in 2010-2011 (Apostolate of the Divine Heart, 2011). The said individuals are both (more…)
The icon of the Divine Heart of God the Father is being given to mankind as an “intentionally ecumenical icon” (Message of 9/15/11, unpublished) that emphasizes the need for re-unification between the Catholic and Orthodox Churches. The diptych icon is “a response” (ibid.) to Jesus Christ’s prayer to Our Father – prior to His Passion, death, and resurrection – (more…)
The coming of the Kingdom of the Divine Will of God the Father – the descent from Heaven of the New Jerusalem – has commenced. But who among us is willing to become ready, or is indeed ready, to enter into it? Peace, Love, Joy, and Happiness – the peace, love, joy, and happiness of Heaven itself – are the characteristics of the New Jerusalem as, who lives (more…)