Wednesday, February 24, 2016


The real beauty of a human being is to cause all one's senses to serve God, and to divinize them by drawing near to God, by participating in the divine works, in order to become worthy of hearing such words from Christ the Bridegroom: you have become beautiful and delightful to me.

Gregory of Narek, The Blessing of Blessings, Ervine, tr., Cistercian Publications (Kalamazoo: 2007), p. 181. (The reference is to Song of Songs 7:6.)

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