"God is light,
and in Him is no darkness at all" (1
John 1:5). Why is God called Light? Clearly, it represents God’s 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 nameless… 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 )… but because there wasn’t and will not be any limits or
end to Him" (Word 30, the 4th about theology).