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Title: Specialties of the Holy Trinity
Post by: Jetavan on April 03, 2012, 08:05:39 PM
A Catholic theologian wrote about the different "specialties" (http://www.ewtn.com/faith/teachings/GODA22.htm) of the Persons of the Trinity:

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Even though everything the Three Persons do outside the Divine nature is done by all Three, yet it is suitable that we attribute some works specially to one or the other Person. So we speak of the Father especially as the power of creation, of the Son as the wisdom of the Father, of the Holy Spirit as goodness and sanctification.

Wouldn't Orthodoxy say that the Son is the power of creation, the Person who directly created the cosmos?
Title: Re: Specialties of the Holy Trinity
Post by: primuspilus on April 04, 2012, 12:36:08 PM
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Wouldn't Orthodoxy say that the Son is the power of creation, the Person who directly created the cosmos?
Thats what I thought.

Title: Re: Specialties of the Holy Trinity
Post by: Schultz on April 04, 2012, 12:42:00 PM
A Catholic theologian wrote about the different "specialties" (http://www.ewtn.com/faith/teachings/GODA22.htm) of the Persons of the Trinity:

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Even though everything the Three Persons do outside the Divine nature is done by all Three, yet it is suitable that we attribute some works specially to one or the other Person. So we speak of the Father especially as the power of creation, of the Son as the wisdom of the Father, of the Holy Spirit as goodness and sanctification.

Wouldn't Orthodoxy say that the Son is the power of creation, the Person who directly created the cosmos?

I've always believed that God the Father created the cosmos THROUGH the Son.  The Father is Creator, the Son is the Instrument and the Spirit is the Sustainer.

I could be wrong and would gladly accept correction.
Title: Re: Specialties of the Holy Trinity
Post by: Ortho_cat on April 04, 2012, 12:46:52 PM
hmm i was hoping that this thread at least mentioned the bowstaff or nunchaku (i figured sai's or samurai sword was probably wishful thinking)...   :'(
Title: Re: Specialties of the Holy Trinity
Post by: Asteriktos on April 04, 2012, 12:53:49 PM
(i figured sai's or samurai sword was probably wishful thinking)...   :'(

The plural of sai is just sai--no s added on. There, someone else mentioned that weapon, happy?  ;D

PS. Yes I have owned and used a couple pairs. No, I was not quite as good as Raphael.
Title: Re: Specialties of the Holy Trinity
Post by: Ortho_cat on April 04, 2012, 01:00:59 PM
(i figured sai's or samurai sword was probably wishful thinking)...   :'(

The plural of sai is just sai--no s added on. There, someone else mentioned that weapon, happy?  ;D

PS. Yes I have owned and used a couple pairs. No, I was not quite as good as Raphael.

ouch!  :-[ serves me right for neglecting Raphael...I was always a Donatello fan ;)
Title: Re: Specialties of the Holy Trinity
Post by: podkarpatska on April 04, 2012, 01:48:39 PM
(i figured sai's or samurai sword was probably wishful thinking)...   :'(

The plural of sai is just sai--no s added on. There, someone else mentioned that weapon, happy?  ;D

PS. Yes I have owned and used a couple pairs. No, I was not quite as good as Raphael.

ouch!  :-[ serves me right for neglecting Raphael...I was always a Donatello fan ;)

Egads, I thought they were talking about the holubki from Holy Trinity Church..... ::) awful pun......
Title: Re: Specialties of the Holy Trinity
Post by: J Michael on April 04, 2012, 01:58:26 PM
(i figured sai's or samurai sword was probably wishful thinking)...   :'(

The plural of sai is just sai--no s added on. There, someone else mentioned that weapon, happy?  ;D

PS. Yes I have owned and used a couple pairs. No, I was not quite as good as Raphael.

ouch!  :-[ serves me right for neglecting Raphael...I was always a Donatello fan ;)

Egads, I thought they were talking about the holubki from Holy Trinity Church..... ::) awful pun......

ROTFL!!! :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

(I don't know *why*, but that was hilarious!!!--thanks for the laugh!)