The Filioque in the Nicene Creed


#1

I’m wondering about the filioque. I know it’s the part of the creed that refers to the procession of the Holy Spirit from the Son. I also know it is used frequently by the Orthodox Churches as a reason (among others) why they are not willing to pursue re-communication with the Church in Rome.

When/why did the filioque get added to the Nicene Creed? I assume that we Catholics don’t regard it as a change, but as a clarification of something we already believed.


#2

For comprehensive information on the Filioque controversy, click on the following links:
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*][catholic.com/library/filioque.asp

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*][oce.catholic.com/index.php?title=Filioque

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*]Nicene and Niceno-Constantinopolitan Creed[/LIST]


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