December 14, 2012

Holy Fathers on the Name of God: St. Tikhon of Zadonsk

The Name of God is in itself so holy, so glorious and all-praised, that it does not require any praise from us. Like the sun, whether praised or blasphemed, always remains bright, and keeps shining the beams of its light on all the earth, so is the Name of God, whether praised or blasphemed by men, remains equally glorious, holy and terrible, and shines the beams of its glory... For this reason, as when blasphemed by men, the glory of His Name does not diminish, so when praised its glory does not increase. For the glory of the Name of God is eternal, infinite and unchanging, just as God Himself.

On True Christianity, Ch. 2, 313-314.