Re: Comment on Origen response to “Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy” on Original Vs. Ancestral Sin

Re: Comment in “Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy” re: Original Sin Vs. Ancestral Sin,  response: re: Origen

It does not matter than Origen, over 100 years before Augustine of Hippo, taught a doctrine of a double procession of the Holy Spirit.  More than 100 years before Origen, the Lord Jesus Christ explicitly and clearly, unmistakably taught the single procession of the Holy Spirit in John 15:26.  And citing Origen is not very informed, as Origen has been condemned by councils of the Orthodox Church for some of his heretical teachings, and the teaching of the double procession of the Holy Spirit is just one such heretical teaching that has been condemned by the Councils of the Orthodox Church, including the Fourth Council of Constantinople in Constantinople, 879-880 AD, attended and approved by Pope John VIII, Bishop (Pope) of Rome.


Jesus Christ the Savior said, “But when the Comforter is come, Whom I shall send to you from the Father, even the Spirit of Truth, Who proceedeth from the Father, He shall give testimony to Me”. (St. John 15:26). Blessed Saint Photios the Great (820-893+ AD), Patriarch of Constantinople, wrote the germinal (seminal) work on the eternal procession of the Holy Spirit from the Father alone. In English translations of his original Greek work, we have these books in English language: Farrell, Joseph P., Ph.D., trans. (1987). The Mystagogy of the Holy Spirit. Brookline, MA: Holy Cross Orthodox Press; Holy Transfiguration Monastery, trans. (1983). On the Mystagogy of the Holy Spirit. Boston, MA: Studion Publishers. Please comment any anything you want to say, but please consider discussing we me, with us, your comments on these 2 English language books based on the Greek work by St. Photios on the procession of the Holy Spirit “from the Father alone” (ek monou tou Patros), and his view of St. John 15:26. God have mercy on us all. Amen. In Erie PA USA Scott Robert Harrington, August, 2013 AD

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