Theosis (deification) is possible through the uncreated energies of God

By Archmandrite George, Abbott of the Holy Monastery of Saint Gregory at Mount Athos

In the Orthodox Church of Christ, man can achieve theosis because the Grace of God, according to the teaching of the Holy Bible and of the Church Fathers, is uncreated. God is not only essence, as the Westerners believe, but also energy. If God was only essence, we would not be able to join, to commune with Him, because the essence of God is awe-inspiring and inaccessible to man, according to “You can not see My face; for there shall no man see Me, and live” (Ex. 33:20). Continue reading “Theosis (deification) is possible through the uncreated energies of God”

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