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« on: May 18, 2010, 06:00:59 PM »

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The following tract was written for Anglicans or Episcopalians who are considering joining the Orthodox Church. Even though the Anglican and Episcopal churches today allow their members to believe anything; the bishops, priests, and the laity swear to uphold the "Articles of Religion", also known as the "39 Articles", a reformation anti-Catholic and anti- Orthodox document. All Orthodox swear to reject the Adversary and join themselves to Jesus Christ when they enter the Orthodox Church; the point-by-point rejection of former errors is a necessary Tradition, to insure that the person joining the Church truly intends to give up their former non-Orthodox beliefs. The following tract shows why such former beliefs must be examined and rejected point-by- point.
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Article V. "Of the Holy Ghost".
The Holy Ghost, proceeding from the Father and the Son, is of one substance, majesty, and glory, with the Father and the Son, very and eternal God.

In the Creed embraced by the Britons, the Angles, the Saxons, all of Europe, and the Orthodox Church, it states that the Holy Ghost proceeds from the Father, and is worshipped and glorified with the Father and the Son. Today, some of the misunderstanding about the _"Zeitgeist"_ stems from a misunderstanding about the Holy Spirit, as if He were not a Person of the Holy Trinity but only a unifying energy, force, or emotion, or somehow proceeding from Christ's human nature as well as His Divine nature. Although this seems to be mincing words, in practice it is not possible to experience the Ascension into the Kingdom with Christ without a true understanding of the nature of the Holy Spirit, proceeding from the Father, _not the "Father and the Son"_, the Roman innovation which lead to the Great Schism. Even today, the original Creed can be seen in the Basilica of St. Peter's in Rome, without the "Filoque" (the addition of _"and the Son"_).
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