St. Mark of Ephesus Against the Filioque

St. Mark of Ephesus Against the Filioque

Today’s presentation is about St. Mark of Ephesus and his arguments against the filioque. 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. In the Council of Florence, many of these arguments, you can find them in the History of the Council of Florence, by Eva Nostromo.  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! Compared to the previous video this is going to be a bit more of an advanced version, both in a doctrinal manner, and also in historical manner. We’re going to see what arguments St. Mark’s emphasis is used, and more interestingly, what arguments Roman Catholics used for the filioque.

About the author

David Erhan (previously known as therealMedWhite) is an Orthodox convert from Turkey who mostly focuses on Christological disputes concerning the Monophysite crisis. He's also the creator of the "History of Christian Theology" series on YouTube where he explains the theology of the great Church Fathers such as the Cappadocians, Hilary, Ambrose, Cyril, Maximus, and John of
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  1. Filioque is a testimony of the absence of the expirience of God (theosis)
    The schism takes place in 1054 AC the Church of Rome turns its back the other four Patriarchies of Jerusalem; Antioch, Alexandria, and Constantinople
    in violation of [Ephesians 4, 5 ] which clearly points out to One Church, 5“One Lord, One faith, One baptism"

    The introduction of the Church of Rome after the schism of of Filioque is the greatest example of practicing theology in the absence of Revelation in the absence of the Holy Spirit in the absence of knowing God personally which id the most important precognition for the Heavenly Kingdom! Filoque teaches that the Holy Spirit is PROCEEDETH FROM THE FATHER and the SON both!

    If the Holy Spirit is PROCEEDETH FROM THE FATHER and the SON both as Filioque suggests, then this would mean that there are TWO (2) WILLS in the ONE TRIAD GOD that PROCEEDETH the Holy Spirit! The Father and the Son both!

    The Holy Bible reveals that God is ONE in substance but Triad in HYPOSTASIES or PERSONS. A HYPOSTASIS is SUPSTANCE and NATURE that is accompanied by special individual characteristics .
    The Father the Son and the Holy Spirit are ONE GOD because the NATURE of their Divinity is ONE. The Divine nature is common to the TREE PERSONS and undivided.
    The three Divine PERSONS (One God) are THREE HYPOSTASIS but at the same time they are each GOD being that in the nature of each PERSON (Father Son and Holy Spirit coexist undivided and inseparable the other two.

    The FATHER is UNBORN and He is the SOURCE (of the actions) of the whole divinity
    The Son God Logos is BORN ANARXOS (αναρχως) from the FATHER (the Greek word αναρχως means that there was no time time that the Father was present with out the Son
    The Holy Spirit is send forth (αναρχως) from the Father only.

    If the Holy Spirit could be send forth from the FATHER and the SON both there would have been 2 SOURCES of the actions of the whole divinity, there for 2 Gods in the ONE TRIAD GOD the FATHER and the SON both!

    GREEK ORHODOXY (The Church created by the Holy Spirit the day of Pentecost) !
    VIIth Ecumenical Council, 787 A.D.
    Before the schism: The Synodal of Orthodoxy.

    What the Prophets saw, what the Apostles preached, and the Church received and the Teachers (of the Church) indoctrinated, and the inhabited world (Ecumene) accepted in agreement, as the Grace shone, as the truth was proved, as falsehood was driven away, as the wisdom obtained outspokenness, as Christ hath confirmed all this by His reward: the same do we believe, equally do we speak, likewise do we preach Christ our true God, and we honour His Saints through words, scriptures, seasonings, and services, either in temples or in icons, worshipping the first as God and Master through our reverence, and venerating the second as His genuine Servants who have the same Master with us, honouring also them in a relative manner.
    This is the Faith of the Apostles. This is the faith of the Fathers (of the Church). This is the faith of the Orthodox. This is the faith that hath supported the human universe (Ecumene).

    Is to experience the Apostolic Faith ...

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