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St. Symeon the New Theologian: “Apart from love nothing whatever has existed”

6 August 2012

 

“Apart from love nothing whatever has existed, nor ever will. Its names and actions are many. More numerous still are its distinctive marks; divine and innumerable are its properties. Yet it is one in nature, wholly beyond utterance whether on the part of angels or men or any other creatures, even such as are unknown to us. Reason cannot comprehend it; its glory is inaccessible, its counsels unsearchable. It is eternal because it is beyond time, invisible because thought cannot comprehend it, though it may perceive it. Many are the beauties of this holy Sion not made with hands! He who has begun to see it no longer delights in sensible objects; he ceases to be attached to the glory of this world.”

—St. Symeon the New Theologian

 

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  1. 6 August 2012 1:13 pm

    Reblogged this on hesychastic and commented:
    St Symeon the New Theologian is among the most profound catalysts in my life!

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