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"God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all" (1 John 1:5). Why is God called Light? Clearly, it represents Godís perfection: perfect Kindness, in perfect Purity, perfect Holiness, perfect Truth, perfect Goodness and Love, united with Bliss, perfect creative Power, perfect Contemplation, perfect Consideration and Leadership for the world.

According to the Church Fathers, Light is not the essence of God, it is the fullness of His attributes and their expression. And the Psalm-singer expresses their manifestation in the 104th psalm, with the words: "Who coverest Thyself with light as with a garment."

St. Gregory the Theologian teaches:

"God is Light, the Highest, Unapproachable, Indescribable, and Incomprehensible to the mind and Inexpressible in words." (The word on Holy Epiphany). "Therefore Godliness by Its essence is namelessÖ The wisest and most ancient of Jews could not tolerate having the name of God and the names of creatures written using the same letters. Nor did they dare pronounce the very name of the pre-eternal and single Being. Only in some ways can one apply the word "Am" to Him, not only because He Who spoke to Moses called Himself that, Who ordered him to tell the people: "I AM (Jehovah) hath sent me unto you." (Exodus 3:14)Ö but because there wasnít and will not be any limits or end to Him" (Word 30, the 4th about theology).

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