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The Philokalia, volume 4
various authors, compiled by St. Nikodimos and St. Makarios

1 "St. Paul says, 'From the creation of the world the invisible realities of God, namely, His eternal power and divinity, may be perceived in created things by means of intellection.' (Romans 1:20)" St. Gregory Palamas, 'Topics of Natural and Theological Science'

2 "The spiritual nature given to us by God is…an image of His immortal and eternal glory." Nikitas Stithatos, 'On Spiritual Knowledge'

3 "Prayer is God, who accomplishes everything in everyone." St. Gregory of Sinai, 'On Commandments and Doctrines'

4 "'For there is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars, for one star differs from another star in glory' (1 Cor. 15:41); and yet all of them shine in a single divine firmament." St. Gregory of Sinai, 'On Commandments and Doctrines'

5 "Through love you are united to God." Nikitas Stithatos, 'On the Inner Nature of Things'

6 "The person who sees in the One perceives through the One both himself and all men and all things." St. Symeon the New Theologian, 'Practical and Theological Texts'

7 "Eunomios in his discourses wrote that from created things we may comprehend nothing less than God's essence itself." St. Gregory Palamas, 'Topics of Natural and Theological Science'

8 "The existential multiplicity and separativeness of thngs is limited and transitory, for, thanks to the universal concatenation, they return to the principal Unity, the supreme Source of All, from which they came." Editors

9 "Illumination by the Spirit is the endless end of every virtue." St. Symeon the New Theologian, 'On Faith'

10 "God is the Being of all beings, the Form that is in all forms as the Author of form, the Wisdom of the wise and, simply, the All of all things." St. Gregory Palamas, 'Topics of Natural and Theological Science'

11 "God's grace and energy is accessible to each one of us, since it is divided indivisibly." St. Gregory Palamas, 'Topics of Natural and Theological Science'

12 "St. John of Damaskos writes, 'The creation is an operation of the divine will.'" St. Gregory Palamas, 'Topics of Natural and Theological Science'

13 "God's nature is everywhere." St. Gregory Palamas, 'Topics of Natural and Theological Science'

14 "The energy that creates individual essence, life and wisdom, and in general makes and sustains created beings, is identical with the divine volitions and the divine participable principles and the gifts of supernal Goodness, the Cause of all." St. Gregory Palamas, 'Topics of Natural and Theological Science'

15 "All our actions are typifications of the divine archetypes." St. Gregory of Sinai, 'On Commandments and Doctrines'

16 "The eternal abode embraces all and everything." Nikitas Stithatos, 'On Spiritual Knowledge'

17 "The human soul is something great and wondrous….it overlooks the universe and has all things in its care; it is capable of knowing and receiving God, and more than anything else has the capacity of manifesting the sublime magnificence of the Master-Craftsman." St. Gregory Palamas, 'Topics of Natural and Theological Science'

18 "Listen to St. Maximos, who says: 'All immortal things and immortality itself, all living things and life itself, all holy things and holiness itself, all good things and goodness itself, all blessings and blessedness itself, all beings and being itself are manifestly works of God.'" St. Gregory Palamas, 'The Declaration of The Holy Mountain'

19 "Man participates in the divine nature, and according to his spiritual self – that is to say, as a spiritual, incorporeal and immortal soul – is an image of God, and possesses an intellect which naturally begets consciousness from its essence." Nikitas Stithatos, 'On Spiritual Knowledge'

20 "God is in the universe and the universe is within God." St. Gregory Palamas, 'Topics of Natural and Theological Science'

21 "The [human] intellect's being in the likeness of God resides in its justice, truthfulness, love, sympathy and compassion. When these qualities are energized and guarded in a person, that which is in the image and likeness of God is clearly manifest in him." Nikitas Stithatos, 'On Spiritual Knowledge'

22 "The Sovereign Ruler created all intelligent nature free and self-determining." St. Gregory Palamas, 'Topics of Natural and Theological Science'

23 "Incorruptible and imperishable are the following: tears of repentance, acts of charity, compassion, prayer, humility, faith, hope, love." Nikitas Stithatos, 'On Spiritual Knowledge'

24 "With respect to other people, you must keep your conscience pure by not doing to them anything that you hate and that you do not want them to do to you." St. Symeon the New Theologian, 'The Three Methods of Prayer'

25 "God reveals and manifests Himself in all things." St. Gregory of Sinai, 'On Commandments and Doctrines'

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