坚信者马克西姆 MYST. 24
The blessed invocation of the great God and Father and the acclamation of the 'One is holy' etc., and the reception of the holy and lifegiving mysteries signify the adoption, the union and intimacy, and the divine likeness and deification that is in every case to come upon all who are worthy through the goodness of our God.
Myst. 24, PG 91.709C, Maximus the Confessor – 坚信者马克西姆
The son is the one to whom it was said: 'Son you are always with me, and all that is min is yours, (Luck 15:31). Through deification by grace they are so far as possible what God is and is believed to be by nature and cause.
Myst. 24, PG 91.712A, Maximus the Confessor – 坚信者马克西姆
For a work is proof of a disposition. Nothing brings us more easily either to justification or to deification (if I may speak thus); nothing is more apt to bring about closeness to God, than mercy towards the needy offered from the soul with pleasure and joy.
Myst. 24, PG 91.713A, Maximus the Confessor – 坚信者马克西姆