The Word remained immutable in his divinity
And yet he became man by assumption of the flesh;
In the same way he kept me a man, immutable in flesh
And yet he made me wholly a god,
When he assumed my condemned flesh
And clothed me in divinity;
For when I was baptized in Christ, I put on Christ...
How is he not a god by grace and adoption
Who has put on the Son of God
In assurance, knowledge and contemplation...?
God became wholly man,
And so you should think in an orthodox way
That I became wholly god by communion with God,
In assurance and knowledge, not in essence by
Hymn 50.184-202; trans. Alfeyev 2000:263, lightly modified
Not only does God repose in the saints
But also the saints live and move in God ...
O wonder! Like angels and like sons of God
Will they be after death, gods united with God:
Those who are gods by adoption being like him who is
God by nature.
Hymn 27.90-5;trans. Alfeyev 2000:264, modified