Filioque and the Holy Spirit in Orthodox Theology

Although Holy Week (it is Holy Week for Eastern Christians) may not seem to be the time to post on a heady theological topic, Anastasia Theodoridis over at the blog Kyrie Eleison! (Greek for Lord, have mercy!) has posted a three part series on the filioque that is worth reading and praying over this week.  Here is the link to the third part:

http://anastasias-corner.blogspot.com/2012/04/filioque-controversy-part-3.html

Readers may scroll down to read the other two.  Here on Red River Orthodox, our Church History Series 1 also provided some discussion of the filiqoue (“and the Son”), which was added to the Creed by the Roman Church.  Readers interested in that particular post may go here:

http://holyresurrection.areavoices.com/2011/11/09/church-history-series-1-post-21-the-filioque-dispute/

Otherwise, just linking to the Church History Series 1 in the categories widget below to the right will also take you there.  At times, it may seem difficult to care about theology, but as I once told an introductory class I taught, theology should be hard, it requires the logic of math and philosophy, the reading and writing skills of English, and the historical grittiness of historical disciplines.

2 thoughts on “Filioque and the Holy Spirit in Orthodox Theology

  1. My experience with the voice of Holy Spirit, over the years, has yielded an insight that I think others may find useful. This key comes in the area of meditation. In the book of Joshua, God told Joshua to meditate in the Book of the Law day and night. Now there is much to be learned in what God said to Joshua but I just want to look at what it means to meditate.

    • Mr. Quine, thank you for stopping by. I agree that meditation is an important activity in the Christian life. Concerning the filioque, though, one would need to be sober with how one “meditates,” for the debate itself cuts to the very heart of divine revelation. Who is God? Is the Holy Spirit God? What did Jesus reveal? Etc.

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