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agios-grigorios-palamas…St. Gregory Palamas, referring to this point, speaks of the continual development in theosis [glorification/deification], in man’s continual perfecting. Asking: “Do not the saints progress infinitely in the vision of God in the age to come?” He gives the answer himself: “In everything it is clearly to infinity”. Indeed he makes use of the case of the Angels who, according to the teaching of St. Dionysios the Areopagite, become increasingly receptive “to the clearest illumination”. God is infinite and therefore grants His grace abundantly and plentifully. St. Gregory Palamas asks: “What way is left but for the sons of the age to come, to advance in this to infinity, admitted from grace to grace and patiently making the tireless ascent?” This will be because, according to the same saint. “the previous grace empowers them to partake of greater things”.

—Metropolitan Hierotheos of Nafpaktos, The Mind of the Orthodox Church

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