Church History Saints Spirituality

Saint Isaac the Syrian (of Nineveh)

“This life has been given to you for repentance;
do not waste it in vain pursuits.”

– Saint Isaac the Syrian

Church History Saints Spirituality

Saint Gregory Palamas

“The mind which applies itself to apophatic theology thinks of what is different from God. Thus it proceeds by means of discursive reasoning. But in the other case, there is union. In the one case, the mind negates itself together with other beings, but in the other there is a union of the mind with God.
It is of this that the Fathers speak when they say,
‘The end of prayer is to be snatched away to God.’
This is why the great Denys says that through prayer,
we are united to God.”

– Saint Gregory Palamas

Church History Saints Spirituality Theology

Saint Symeon the New Theologian

“We shall not be deprived THEN of knowing or seeing, but…according to the measure which each has of the radiance and vision of light, both the knowledge and vision of God, and the recognition and knowledge of one another shall grow ever greater and more clear in joy inexpressible and rejoicing forever and ever.”

– Saint Symeon the New Theologian
(First Ethical Discourse)