April 25, 2013

Holy Fathers on the Name of God: St. Ignatius Brianchaninov

"The Name of the Lord is above every name. It is the fountain of sweetness, fountain of joy, fountain of life; it is spirit; it vivifies, transforms, refines, deifies."

On the Prayer of Jesus, Ascetical Experiences, Vol. II, p 252 (Russian ed. Jordanville, 1985)