Category Archives: Zizioulas & Yannaras

“The privation of love always generates angry denouncers or astringent prophets”

Love emerges like the dawn and dispenses all the fears of the night shadows. That is why a radiant fearlessness is also a sign of true love. He who has experienced blessed reciprocity does not fear because he does not … Continue reading

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“The final disarming of self-giving attires itself in the language of revelatory nakedness”

We read love in the glance, in the smile, in the grace of movement. The body speaks the soul’s language. The soul expresses life’s yearning. With the light of unbounded expressiveness. Even in the most egocentric thirst for pleasure, the … Continue reading

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“Logic and law are the weapons of religion, the weapons that protect the ego”

Love has no logic—with what logic does a saint pray for reptiles and demons? It is religion that has logic, armored with the panoply of the law. Logic and law are the weapons of religion, the weapons that protect the … Continue reading

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“The resurrection is always beyond speech, and beyond touch, while death is always mute, tangible, and objective”

There, on the unseen transformation of nature into relation, we pin our hope of immortality. There, on love. The distinction of nature from person is not an intellectual definition. It is the experience of love: the revelation of the uniqueness … Continue reading

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“Love transforms existence into unlimited life”

The powers of nature do not suffice for our existence to make life pass beyond the threshold of death, to gain a footing elsewhere, beyond the precariousness of being. However much our will is trained by morality, however high a … Continue reading

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“We meet death face to face in every erotic failure”

Love and death are twins: a double-edged invitation to participate in reality. A dilemma—since death is not only the unavoidable end; it is also a withdrawal from life, not incompatible with physical survival. If by tasting love, we feel our … Continue reading

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“Wonder is always cut short by some evil”

Evil comes unexpectedly. Wonder is always cut short by some evil. It slips imperceptibly into life, as the snake slithered through the undergrowth of the garden of paradise. An insignificant lapse of the Other, some oversight, inappropriate behavior, action with … Continue reading

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