Saturday, October 16, 2010

The Heavenly Sphere of Doxology

Those who have selfless, humble love, because they move within the heavenly sphere of doxology, joyfully accept their trials as well as their blessings, and glorify God for them. Thus, from everything they are continuously receiving God’s blessing and are melting internally out of gratitude towards God, which they express in every spiritual way possible, like children of God.
~Elder Paisios of Athos (Thanks to Christ is in our Midst)

Some Doxologies to move within:

Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye Heavenly Host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. Amen.

Glory to God,
whose power, working in us,
can do infinitely more
than we can ask or imagine.
Glory to God from generation to generation,
in the Church and in Christ Jesus,
for ever and ever. Amen. (St Paul)

Through Jesus
Christ our Lord, by whom and with whom, in
the unity of the Holy Spirit, all honour and glory
be unto thee, O Father Almighty, world without
end. AMEN

Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit; as it was in the beginning is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out!
“For who has known the mind of the Lord?
Or who has become His counselor?”
“Or who has first given to Him
And it shall be repaid to him?”
For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen. (St. Paul)


  1. Hi Brian:
    We meet at General Synod in the Coalition gatherings. I've been reading your blog on Google Reader. Good thoughts. I am touched by this one particularly. Thank you.
    May you so move, also.

  2. Thanks for commenting, Gene. I do remember meeting you at the Coalition gatherings. I pray that you and your parish family are being constantly blessed in the goodness of the LORD. As a young renewed Christian in my early twenties I read several books on surrendered praise, especially Merill Carother's book, "From Prison to Praise." I think 'living in the heavenly sphere of doxology' is the essence of what Carother's was saying about surrendered praise (AKA worship). Blessings, Brian+