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.
This video is based off of Fr. George Dragas’ article “The 8th Ecumenical Council: Constantinople IV (879/880) and the Condemnation of the Filioque Addition and Doctrine”
I am addressing a particular Roman Catholic pseudo apologist today. He attempted to stop the bleed of Roman Catholics converting to Orthodoxy due to Roman Catholicism’s anti-patristic doctrine of Filioque but utterly failed in his defense. He went as far as to vindicate the thesis that the filioque doctrine has an inherent arianism applied to the Holy Spirit to it. I will be going through various patristic sources on the filioque and statements to prove my case.
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.
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.
Recently reviewing some old Roman Catholic dogmatic manuals and catechisms, a strange position stood out to me which I had not previously seen. I have long been familiar with Augustine’s speculations about the Trinity and the inter-Trinitarian relations based on the faulty analogy of human psychology and physiology, but as for their rising to the rank of being an official element of filioquism, I had not noticed. Naturally, Eastern Orthodox theology has officially rejected these faulty premises as leading to heresy, but exactly what kind of heresy was now made even more striking.