Paragraph 245

245. The apostolic faith concerning the Spirit was confessed by the second ecumenical council at Constantinople (381): “We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and giver of life, who proceeds from the Father.” By this confession, the Church recognizes the Father as “the source and origin of the whole divinity”. But the eternal origin of the Spirit is not unconnected with the Son’s origin: “The Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity, is God, one and equal with the Father and the Son, of the same substance and also of the same nature. . . Yet he is not called the Spirit of the Father alone,. . . but the Spirit of both the Father and the Son.” The Creed of the Church from the Council of Constantinople confesses: “With the Father and the Son, he is worshipped and glorified.”


Aprofunde seus conhecimentos

388. What is charity?

566. What places are conducive to prayer?

447. How does one respect the holiness of the Name of God?

354. What is the relationship between the sacraments and the death of a Christian?

503. What is set forth by the seventh commandment?

427. What are the goods that we can merit?

463. How should authority be exercised in the various spheres of civil society?


Acesse nossos estudos biblicos:

What does the Bible teach us about asserting personal identity within a loving relationship?

How to deal with conflicts and disagreements between brothers: the example of Joseph’s children (Joshua 17-19)?

How does the story of Rich and Lazarus warn us about the consequences of greed? (Luke 16:19-31)

What does the testimony of John the Baptist in John 1:29 mean, and how important is this testimony for Christians?

How does the conquest of Canaan in the book of Joshua demonstrate God’s faithfulness?

What does the Assyrian conquest of Samaria and the fall of the Northern Kingdom teach about the importance of obedience to God?

How is prayer seen in the Psalms as an expression of dependence on God?