Bathed in the Uncreated Light

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In the video which follows a Georgian Elder appears bathed in the Uncreated Light. Please pay particular attention to how the priest appears quite ordinary in the beginning, and approximately after 3:17, a transfiguration begins to take place. The event is captured by the videocamera but is not witnessed by his congregation. I would be really interested if anybody could offer us a translation in English of what the Elder is saying. Interestingly enough, I have come across two quite different translations so far.


(*) Uncreated Light


5 comments on “Bathed in the Uncreated Light

  1. Mary says:

    I don’t believe what the priest said is as important as what the priest felt. Love and Joy are the highest vibrations and above that are the forces of nature… and the manifestation from the invisible to the visible. In order to manifest fortunately, one must be immerse in Love and Joy.
    NDErs who report being in the Light report being surrounded by love.
    I noticed the light output bounced up a little when the priest reached out to the small child as his happiness increased.
    If you want to know more about the Light, work on pushing away your own layers of deceit and become a mystic. You will never experience these mysteries any other way.

    As the Persian Sufi mystic said “The intellect will take you to the threshold but not into the house.”



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  3. Donnis (Maria) Gavalas says:

    Where can we read the translations?


  4. John J Hudak says:

    I am a lay Orthodox person who has been researching the topic of Theosis for about twenty years in order to gain some understanding and share it with other believers. From what I read the Divine Light, the light which shone from Christ at the Transfiguration (the Light of Tabor, the Uncreated Light) are God’s energies, God’s deifying grace that he shares with man in order that we may come to union with him according to his divine plan for eternity that he shall be all in all (Ephesians 1 9 For he has made known to us in all wisdom and insight the mystery of his will, according to his purpose which he set forth in Christ 10 as a plan for the fulness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.)
    In the video, particularly at around 2:16 through 2:40 and elsewhere, the shadows of the priest’s hands and cross are falling onto his right forearm as they move. It appears that the priest is being illuminated by diffuse light shining from the upper left onto his beard, left shoulder hands and cross. In particular at around 4:30, 4:49 and 5:06, the upper right corner of the video appears to capture a beam of light, perhaps from a window, which seems to be the source of the illumination. The progressive increase in the brilliance of the light might be explained in part by the drifting away of a passing thin cloud. I have witnessed somewhat similar illumination of the icon of Christ in my home church which comes at certain times of the year.
    This is not to say that the priest was not illuminated by the uncreated light, however, the uncreated light, being uncreated, would only register within the hearts of the people, not in the sensor of a video camera or other technical device.
    In Christ’s love…


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