St Gregory Palamas, The 150 Chapters, chapter 87.

Going forward, this great man [i.e. St Dionysius the Areopagite] hymns such processions and energies of God in other God-fitting names and calls them participations and participations-as-such (μετοχαὶ καὶ αὐτομετοχαὶ); and in many places of his discourses he shows also that they are above beings and that they are paradigms of beings, pre-subsisting in God… Continue reading St Gregory Palamas, The 150 Chapters, chapter 87.

Christos Giannaras on the Declaratory and Rational Character of the Logos

The first meaning of «λόγος» necessarily comes forth from «λέγω», that is, collection, assembly, gathering. We read in Homer: “let us collect (λέγωμεν) the bones of Patroklos Menoitios” [1]. Originally, «λέγω» meant I collect, I gather the partial elements or categorisations into the unity which is indispensable for the manifestation of the existent. Crucially, to this original signification… Continue reading Christos Giannaras on the Declaratory and Rational Character of the Logos

Jean-Claude Larchet on Essence, Energies, and Logoi in St Maximus the Confessor

1. The Divine Essence and Energies. God is capable of being known indirectly in the contemplation of the logoi of the creation which manifest him. But God can also be known directly – according to a superior mode passing beyond all cognition but without accessing the essence – by the faithful, who are elevated to… Continue reading Jean-Claude Larchet on Essence, Energies, and Logoi in St Maximus the Confessor