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upon those who love
the vision of the truth a power that enables
them to see the image -
and this power is Himself. -from "Illumination," by Saint Macrina the Younger Scott Cairns is convinced that "the words of the mystics sacramentally partake of the Word Himself, and as such are inexhaustible, generative powers." These selections are unified in their common claim that Love is the most compelling name of God, and also the most apt attribute of the Holy One in Whom we live and move and have our being. In that spirit, Cairns offers Love's Immensity as "a mere taste of the bountiful feast that awaits any who would pursue a life of faith and prayer, equipped with both the holy scriptures and the holy tradition that surrounds them."
The thoughts and prayers of several EO men and women through the ages re-styled with modern, mild poetic flavor in the English language. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Starkman
this book is not quite a book of poetry for poets. rather, if you are unfamiliar with mysticism, christianity, church history, or orthodoxy and don't want to read a treatise, this... Read morePublished on April 21, 2013 by jjones