Holy Trinity

The Father, The Son and the Holly Spirit are One. Saint John Damaskinos says that The Holy Trinity is "one being, one will, one power, one authority, because there is one Godhead." Then, Saint Athanasius the Great tried to find other words to help us understand the Holy Trinity: "All three are one being, one will, one power and glory, one Godhead, shown in three hypostases; they are one God in three persons, like the Sun has disk, ray and light, but there is one Sun."

The Father, Son and the Holy Spirit have the same characteristic "the Godhead" and they are uncreated. The Son and the Holy Spirit are from the Father. The Father is unborn, the Son is born from the Father and the Holy Spirit is proceeding from Father.

GOD the FATHER does not receive existence from anyone. The Father is eternal and means WILL! Father created everything from nothing through His Will and all visible and invisible obey His Will. We see this also in the prayer that Jesus Christ taught to His disciples (Apostles) :"Our Father Who is in Heaven, Holy is Your Name! Your kingdom come, Your Will be done on earth as it is in heaven."

The world was created by the Holy Trinity: Father, Son and Holy Spirit, according to the Eastern Orthodox tradition. They were together from the beginnings.

The SON is of the Father alone; not made, nor created; but begotten. The Son did not start His existence when He was born into this world but since the beginnings. Since we have the Father, we have also the Son. As Saint Athanasius the Great wrote" God, of the Essence of the Father; begotten before the worlds; and Man, of the Essence of his Mother, born into the world.

The Son is also named the "WORD of God". In Genesis it is written: "And God said: Let there be Light, and there was Light." The Father commanded through His Will and the Son created by the Word, following the Father's Will.

So the Son is the Creator of the world, as Saint John the Apostle said:"In the beginnings was the Word….the same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him (the Word); and without Him was any thing made that was made". But if all was done by the Father through the Son, then God decided to redeem the world through His Son. So the God's Son took responsibility over the world salvation.

In the Old Testament we see that God the Son (The Word of God) was talking through saints and prophets like: Moses, Abraham, Elijah, David, Solomon, Ezekiel, Jeremiah or John the Baptist to the chosen people to return from sins and to follow the blessing life-giving commandments of the Lord. And later, when the people were ready to receive the Messiah directly and with faith, only then, the Word of God, through His will, decided to incarnate as Jesus Christ. Only then we can say that the Son was born and became human.

We find in the "Symbol of Faith" information about the Incarnation of Lord Jesus Christ :"…of one essence with the Father through whom all things were made. For us and for our salvation He came down from Heaven and was incarnated by the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary and became man..." By the disobedience of Adam, the Manhood received the sin and death, the original sin. This original sin broke the bridge between us and God and He punished the humankind with death. Those who were living on the earth, including the righteous, the prophets, the ones chosen and loved by God were doomed to "eternal death" or "everlasting fire". Then, God by His unlimited love deemed that he should not free the human beings from distance. The Divine Justice claimed that as a human being (Adam) brought the original sin to people by breaking the law of listening to God, such as another man was supposed to make amends by following God and paying with his own innocent life for the disobedience of the others:"For as by one man's disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous." (Rom 5,19) So, Adam committed the sin and Jesus brought salvation. This was the reason for Jesus to incarnate: to come as Son of God and man and to work in the name of the people.

While the body of Jesus Christ was in the grave, his Soul descended in Hell as Emperor to release the righteous, the patriarchs and prophets of the Old Testament who were there because of the original sin, convicted to eternal death along with all the other people. Through this action, Jesus Christ smashed the power of the Dark Forces and of the eternal death, canceling their power over the ones who believe in Christ. After releasing the souls of the righteous and after their ascension to the Father, Jesus Christ ascended also with His soul and body to the Father. The ascension of Jesus Christ shows us that He is the Son of God and that His death aimed to release us form the original sin and to conciliate us with God.

After Ascension, the Father gave to the Son the most honored place, on His Right side, and authorized Him to judge everyone: "For the Father judged no man, but hath committed all judgment unto the Son; that all men should honor the Son, even as they honor the Father..." (John, 5,22-23). The Father wants that all people to be judged by a man who knows all weaknesses they had to face, because he also faced them. He also knows how much people can rise above these weaknesses, because he did rise above them. The Son, Jesus Christ has the right to judge people, because He offered them, through His sacrifice, the power to free themselves of sin and damnation. After living the Earth, Jesus Christ left his Apostles to send into the world the faith in God, but only after He sent the Holy Spirit over them, helping them to receive the Grace of God.

The HOLY SPIRIT is proceeding from God Father. Saint Athanasius the Great said: „Holy Spirit is from Father, neither made, nor created, nor begotten; but proceeding" from the beginnings. Also, Saint John the Apostle wrote:" All that the Father and the Son have, also the Holy Spirit has". „It is said that the world was created by the Holy Trinity in the following order: everything starts by the Will of the Father, then is created by the Son and perfected by the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit brought life to all that was created in the beginning, as we see in Genesis 1,2: "And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters". Then, Saint John the Apostle says: "It is the spirit that gives life, while the flesh is of no benefit."

In Course of Miracles, Jesus Christ was saying:" " No man cometh unto the Father but by Me" does not mean that I am in any way separate or different from you except in time... You stand below Me and I stand below God. In the process of "rising up," I am higher because without Me the distance between God and man would be too great for you to encompass. I bridge the distance as an elder brother to you on the one hand, and as a Son of God on the other... The Holy Spirit mediates higher to lower communication, keeping the direct channel from God to you ...."

In the same time we have our holy fathers explaining that it is through Jesus that we enter to Father but through the Holy Spirit we enter to Jesus. The Son is the door toward the Father and the Holy Spirit is the key unlocking the door. The Holy Spirit is the path to Jesus because He unblocks our mind, brings us knowledge through divine enlightening. The Father is the house, Jesus is the door and the Holy Spirit is the door key.

Jesus Christ is also known as „TheTruth", but Saint John the Apostle says that the Holy Spirit is the one Who guides our mind to the Truth, fullfiling us with Truth. Jesus is „Life" but the Holy Spirit is the One Who is implanting life within us. So Jesus Christ creates and the Holy Spirit perfects.

The Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father, but through the Son. The Holy Spirit helped the Prophets of the Old Testament to hear the Word of God (the Son). The Holy Spirit moved down the Word into their hearts, helping them to hear Him and to understand Him.

Saint Simon the New Theologian explained in a wonderful and accessible way the Work of the Holy Spirit: "Why do we call the Holy Spirit "the mouth of God" and the Son as "the Word"? Because, as we need to express by mouth the words which are in our soul, and there is no other way to pronounce them but by mouth, the same the Son of God cannot be known or heard if not through by Holy Spirit Revelation." Therefore, the Holy Spirit gives us the capacity to understand the information we receive, he is perfecting the work of God. And this is called "God's Grace".

Also, the Holy Spirit offers the divine gifts, as clairvoyance, claircognizance, clairsentience, clairaudition. Saint Paul the Apostle says that we have different gifts according to the Divine Grace we received. We may have prophecy, understanding and others.

….There is God. God can talk to us in different ways, He can manifest in various ways, according to His Will, and to whom He wants. No one can formulate opinion about how God decides to do things, because He is the One Who created us. He can talk to you in dreams, you can receive automatic written messages, and usually you can make a difference between those coming from the Father and those coming from the Son.

I receive messages from God. The Father talks as a loving parent in messages He sends. He is using many times the words: "love", "forgiveness", "my daughter" or "my son". He talks about His Will, about how He would like things to happen. Very often I receive phrases as:" this is My Will" or "Fiat". His messages makes you feel loved, protected, you have the feeling that nothing bad can happen to you. I also made mistakes and the Father was sending me messages as:" I am merciful but right…you made a mistake and you need to correct this…this is the reason for things going on this direction….but I know you regret it and I will give you a chance….I will see what you do with your chance…"These are moments when even if you were wrong, you thank Him because He is near you and helps you to become better.

There are people saying that daring to believe that God is sending you messages directly in any way, represents a blasphemy. I wish everyone to experience this Grace to receive a message from the Father, because they will know the Source with their entire being and they will feel it till the bottom of their heart.

Jesus Christ is the entire time ready to work with you, to show you where you are wrong, to help you to do things better, to thank you for the good things you make. He is highlighting in a very loving way some situations from which you may learn things; he helps you to analyze better different options you have. He is the active and demanding teacher which tells you to not give up, because when you will feel tired or overwhelmed, He will back you up and will finish what you started.

All visible and invisible creations are obeying the Will of God. No matter if we ask for help to Mother Mary, to saints, angels, elevated masters, they all accomplish the Will of God. This is why we have to remember to thank God first, anytime we receive help from the divine beings.