Category Archives: Theosis

The Weight of Glory

Have you ever thrown your weight behind a cause that you really believed in? Did people misunderstand, assuming you were merely throwing your weight around? Was it discouraging that your ideas didn’t really carry weight with these people? We frequently use … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Samuel 2:30, 2 Corinthians 4, 40 Days of Blogging, C.S. Lewis, Psalm 83:12, Septuagint, Theosis | 5 Comments

What is Different about Heaven

Take just a moment and imagine heaven… I know it says in Scripture that the eye has not seen, and ear has not heard, nor has it entered into the heart of man, what God has prepared for those who … Continue reading

Posted in 1 Corinthians 2:9, 1 Corinthians 3:11-15, 1 John 3, C.S. Lewis, Fr. Joseph Gleason, Hebrews 12:29, Orthodox Homilies, Psalm 139:8, Psalm 66:10, Revelation 14:10, Revelation 21:4, Theosis | 2 Comments

Self Denial

Self-denial is the only true path to self-fulfillment. I just came across an excellent post by Henry Karlson, explaining why this is the case: The freedom we need for true happiness requires us first to deny ourselves; being rooted in what … Continue reading

Posted in 1 John 3:2, C.S. Lewis, Mark 8:34-38, Mark 8:36, Theosis | 2 Comments

The Resurrection of the Body

As Christians, we all profess belief in the resurrection of the body.  Even though we all will meet death and will be laid in the grave, we all are confident that a day is coming when the trump of God … Continue reading

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What is Theosis?

Theosis is man’s union with God, wherein we participate in the uncreated energies of the Trinity.  We do not become what God is in his essence, but we are invited to participate in his energies. This is the purpose and goal … Continue reading

Posted in Holy Baptism, Holy Chrismation, Holy Communion, Icons, Theosis | 13 Comments