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Actually, the title of this thread is a bit too bold and optimistic, but read on . . .
(Fr. Abrose, I am of course especially interested in your opinion and analysis of all of this)
In the several recent discussions in this forum concerning the differences between the theologies of East and West as regards the Holy Trinity, specifically regarding the long-standing dispute over the filioque, I did not see the following article referenced (though I may not have looked closely enough), and I wanted to share it with all of you.
The text that I’ve copied from is here:
the original text was provided by the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and was was published by the (Catholic) Eparchy of Parma, Ohio, USA in 1990
the same article is included about half-way down the page, following the many selections from the Church Fathers of the East and West
After the first article, there will be posted a “reply” by an Orthodox bishop, Metropolitan John (Zizioulas) of Pergamon.
That original text of that article can be found here:
THE FILIOQUE: CLARIFICATION
At a meeting with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I of Constantinople, Pope John Paul II called for clarification of the filioque clause of the Creed – ‘proceeds from the Father and the Son.’
The text had originally been supplied by the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity.
Webmaster’s comment: This “Clarification” may indeed be one more significant step in clearing up some still too common misconceptions, and may also be a means for both Catholics and Orthodox to deepen our appreciation for the great gift of the Holy Spirit and the Spirit’s irreplaceable role in giving us a share in the Trinitarian Life and Love of God. The closing section is a moving meditation on the Holy Spirit as the Gift of the Father’s Love in Christ!