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- The Name Jesus as knowledge, as ‘energy’ of God in relation to the world and as His proper Name, is ontologically bound up with Him. It is spiritual reality. Its sound can merge with its reality but not necessarily so. As a name it was given to many mortal men but when we pray we utter it with another content, another ‘frame’ of spirit. For us it is the bridge between us and Him. It is the canal along which the streams of divine strength flow to us. As proceeding from the Holy God it is holy and it hallows us by its invocation. With this Name and through it prayer acquires a certain tangibleness: it unites us with God. In it, this Name, God is present like a scent-flask full of fragrance. Through it, the Celestial One can be sensed imminently. As divine energy it proceeds from the Substance of Divinity and is divine itself.
Reference: Archimandrite Sophrony, On Prayer (Crestwood: St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 1998), p. 133.
This teaching is typical of Name-Worshippers. Perhaps Archimandrite Sophrony did not realize he was teaching Name-Worshipping. However, he was highly educated and was mentored under St. Silouan, a Russian Athonite Monk. There is talk by those in World Orthodoxy of canonizing Archimandrite Sophrony. Lord have mercy.
Note that in the comments, not one person made a comment that this teaching of Archimandrite Sophrony is suspect.