Glory (from the Latin "gloria", "fame, renown") is used to denote the manifestation of God's presence in the Judeo-Christianreligious tradition. The word is used to translate several Hebrew words, including the word "Hod" (הוד), as well as the Greek word "doxa" (δόξα). The root meaning of glory in the Hebrew is "weight" or "heaviness."
C. S. Lewis, in his essay The Weight of Glory, writes "Glory suggests two ideas to me, of which one seems wicked and the other ridiculous. Either glory means to me fame, or it means luminosity." [); similar in appearance to the body during life, but of a more refined and spiritualized nature (]
A similar vision is recorded in the
Book of Revelation, where John, describing the risen Christ, writes, "His countenance was like the sun shining in its strength." 
The manifestation of glory (upon a
saintfor example) is often depicted in iconographyusing the religious symbol of a halo. Other common symbols of glory include white robes, crowns, jewels, gold, and stars. The Coronation of the Virginis one of the commonest depictions of Mary in glory.
* [http://www.oca.org/FS.NA-Document.asp?ID=83 The Glorification of Saints in the Orthodox Church] by Fr. Joseph Frawley
* [http://www.fatheralexander.org/booklets/english/glorification_saints.htm The Glorification of Saints] by
* [http://www.roca.org/OA/14/14x.htm What Does Glorification Mean?] by Fr. Alexey Young
* [http://www.orthodoxinfo.com/searchresults.aspx?kw=theosis Eastern Orthodoxy and Theosis]
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