I was having a conversation with a RCC friend last night and we were discussing the filioque. We finally got to hashing out the problems that eternal procession "From" the Father poses, which he admits. However, he posed a question that I do not have an answer for. What was the Holy Spirit before Creation? Let briefly clarify. The Father is the orignater and the source of all. The Son is the Logos. Therefore, what was the Holy Spirit and what is his original relation to the Trinity? Thanks
Well, other than being the third distinct divine hypostasis, to borrow another term from the Philosophers, the Holy Spirit is the Soul, that which bears the Logos.