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Κυριακή, 21 Μαρτίου 2021

The Inverted PyramidIt is essential for us to find the way of humility



Saint Sophrony of Essex, himself the spiritual son and biographer of Saint Silouan of the Holy Mountain, wrote that the empirical cosmic being is like a pyramid: at the top sit the powerful of the earth, who exercise dominion over others, and at the bottom stand the common people, who demand equality and justice, and are not satisfied with this “pyramid of being.”

Christ, however, took this pyramid and inverted it, and put Himself at the bottom, becoming its Head. In taking upon Himself the weight of our sin, He showed us that we must go downwards to be united with Him, the Head of the inverted pyramid, because it is there that the “fragrance” of the Holy Spirit is found, and it is at the bottom of this inverted pyramid that the power of divine life is to be found. It is therefore essential for us to find the way of going down, which is the way of humility, the Way of the Lord.

With love in Christ,
Abbot Tryphon

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