East-West reconciliation on Filioque?
- East-West reconciliation on Filioque?
Eastern and Western Christendom may be reconciled over the addition of the "Filioque" in 391 AD at the Council of Constantinople. Byzantine Catholics now follow a translation of the original Greek for catechetical and liturgical use.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
The Creed follows ancient baptismal practices,where a person is baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. In the third part of the Creed, therefore, we profess that the third person of the Holy Trinity, the Holy Spirit, is truly God. It is then necessary to reaffirm the unity of God, that there is truly only one God.
That God is in three distinct what the Greeks call �hypostases,� what the Latins call�personae,� and what we call �persons,� does not compromise nor detract from this absolute unity in any way whatsoever. The Creed expresses this by saying that the Holy Spirit �proceeds� from the Father.
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