The uncreated light. The energy of God


Saint Gregory Palamas often makes references to the event of the Lord’s Transfiguration. “And His face did shine as the sun, and His raiment was white as the light”. That wasn’t simply naturally created light, as is the light of sun. It was the uncreated light; the energy of God, the energy that comes from God’s being and is transmitted to man. The saint underlines that Christ affected the eyes of the Apostles so that they could be able to see the uncreated light.

God renders man “suitable” to live this reality. In other words, He doesn’t only offer the uncreated energy, the uncreated light, but also makes man able to receive this life, to live and experience it, to have a sense of this reality. Therefore, man doesn’t simply have human life in him, but both human and godly life, which means he has godly life, too.




Archimandrite Symeon Kragiopoulos (†)

From the book: Archimandrite Symeon Kragiopoulos, “SPIRITUAL MESSAGES” Panorama Thessaloniki, 2017









The uncreated light. The energy of God