Matthew The Poor, Orthodox Prayer Life, pp.92-93

“Man cannot see the Face of God and live (Ex 33.20)…
It means the sinner has to die first
so that the corruptible may change
to uncorrupted and incorruptible.
It is only then
that man may see God’s Face and live forever.

The will of Christ to declare His Glory
through clear vision
on the Mount of Transfiguration
expresses the will of God
in making man a partaker
in the invisible light of God.


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