David Erhan gives a brief theological presentation on the Filioque and why Orthodox Christianity rejects it.
Another Filioque video, this time a response against Catholic Answers. This video refutes Tim Staples’ article on the Filioque and the Filioque quote mine to illustrate that not only is Catholic Answers wrong on the Filioque, they in fact reject Roman Catholic dogma on the Filioque!
Of course there will be people very angry at the fact that I even dared to defend my faith and critiqued an article that stated many factually wrong things, but those who can see through the matrix I think will genuinely appreciate to see the genuine eastern patristic tradition being used to understand the Filioque controversy which is exactly what’s needed.
The doctrine of the divine energies in so-called “Palamism” is very controversial and seen as a 14th century innovation, but it in fact has a very strong scriptural basis for its existence, this video aims to explore this by looking at various biblical passages that uses the word “energy” and its forms.
St. Maximus the Confessor’s Letter to Marinus is a somewhat popular prooftext used by Roman Catholic Apologists in which they attempt to argue that St. Maximus was a filioquist. This video explains in detail why such an argument is untenable.
Is the filioque an addition or a clarification to the creed? What does it mean that the Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father and the Son? How do we make sense of scripture and the Fathers in some cases speaking of a double procession? Is this merely a semantical issue lead by problems in translation and why is this issue so important anyway? All of these questions are answered in this stream in detail with academic and patristic sources and deep theological analysis of the western view of the Trinity in contrast to Orthodox view of the Trinity.
In this stream I look at St. Gregory the Theologian’s Five Theological Orations and his letters to Cledonius. Although these orations aren’t exclusively exhaustive of his theological thought, they demonstrate his views against the heresies of his time. St. Gregory the Theologian’s response is uniquely Orthodox and contains refutations of Roman Catholicism, Oriental Orthodoxy, Protestantism, and Islam as well.
For the Orthodox Theophany is known as the Feast of the waters. Water is one of these special things that God has given us. Water when blessed retains the blessing. It retains the the action of God’s grace. So if we drink a little each day and we sprinkle in our homes, that blessing that has been given to the water is then given to our homes to us. God’s grace is active in our lives and we receive God’s grace when we use Blessed Holy Water this way.
St. Mark of Ephesus was a defender of Orthodoxy in the Council of Florence where he rebutted the Latin view of theological issues such as purgatory and Filioque. This video shortly examines some of his prominent arguments against the Filioque such as John 15:26, the patristic witness of the Nicene and Constantinopolitan fathers, and the 3rd Ecumenical Council rejecting the Filioque!
What do anti-Orthodox Catholic memes and liberal memes share in common? Both are full of text that no one wants to waste time reading. Jokes aside, the standard of arguments from Roman Catholics have not progressed for centuries and many of them are barely starting to realize that the Orthodox position is much more nuanced than a supposed blanket condemnation of all forms of double procession. This video briefly gets into some of the supposedly pro-filioque statements from scripture, and explains why they in fact prove the Orthodox view on the procession of the Holy Spirit.
Fr Dcn Dr Ananias and Lewis join me to discuss the seminal scholarly survey of the The Filioque: History of a Doctrinal Controversy. The first comprehensive overview in English of the developments of the Filioque doctrine. We will look at the relevant patristic sources, the medieval debate as well as Lyons and Florence, into the modern period.