Glossary of the Philokalia Glossary AGE (αίών - aeon): the ensemble of cosmic duration. It includes the angelic orders, and is an attribute of God as the principle and consummation of all the centuries created by Him. The term is used more particularly in two ways:
(i) Frequently a distinction is made between the ‘present age’ and the ‘age to come’ or the ‘new age’. The first corresponds to our present sense of time, the second to time as it exists in God, that is, to eternity understood, not as endless time, but as the simultaneous presence of all time.