Sunday, 26 June 2022

The Angelic Doctor Against the Errors of the Greeks - Part Two - Chapter 22

That the Son also originates the Holy Spirit.

From these authorities it is also proven that the Son originates the Holy Spirit. For Athanasius in his discourse on the Council of Nicaea says: “The Son himself, naturally and eternally of himself qua God, in spirating originates the Holy Spirit.” Footnote And in his letter to Serapion he says that “the Son works in the Holy Spirit originated by him naturally, as in his own power.” Footnote It hardly seems proper to restrict this to the temporal procession; for someone is originated of him from whom he has his being; for to originate means to give someone origin.

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