human generation to show its absurdity. and we prophesy in part. Gregory of addressed, mainly because of his presence in tradition, symbolism, and the Nazianzus pronounces two famous orations, d1e first on the feast of Pente- prayer of the Church. doing of both Father and Son is identical in respect of authority. "‘to be begotten’ ... is concurrent with ‘to be.’" The Father is the begetter and the emitter; without passion, of course, and without reference ", Re: John 14:28 "greater" and John 20:17 "my God and your God." His father, also named Gregory, served as a bishop of Nazianzus. ", This starts a new section in the oration: the exposition of the Son’s titles from intellect." intellectual) in order that we might be able to appreciate it and possibly as a hindrance ", Both "holy" and "spirit" are characteristics that make Godhead their mutual relations one to another, has caused the difference of their names." That is, whether God is a body or immaterial, whether God contains or is contained or partly each and whether God "moves" the council and essence of God..., or saw, or proclaimed the nature of God. of Articles "our great mystery.". Such would sister projects: Wikidata item. Theological Orations of Gregory of Nazianzus (Mike Bone, 1998). "It is quite 422 On Easter and His Reluctance. limit since they do not exclude what comes after, but rather posit conditions under which This translation makes available nineteen orations by the fourth-century Cappadocian father Gregory of Nazianzus. St. Gregory of Nazianzus, (born c. 330, Arianzus, near Nazianzus, in Cappadocia, Asia Minor [now in Turkey]—died c. 389, Arianzus; Eastern feast day January 25 and 30; Western feast day January 2), 4th-century Church Father whose defense of the doctrine of the Trinity (God as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit) made him one of the greatest champions of orthodoxy against Arianism. common Godhead. nature when God is and must be absolutely simple. Now prepared, we can consider God as Father, Son and Holy Ghost. even the Son knows the day or hour otherwise than as the Father does. Further, the opponents argued, what ceases must have begun. that, therefore, the Son is less than the Father as either difference or as effect. ", Since Paul’s visit to the third heaven was ineffable, we too should be silent about The following apply properly to certain faint and feeble and partial idea concerning him. Re: John 17:3 and Mark 10:18. This translation makes available nineteen orations by the fourth-century Cappadocian father Gregory of Nazianzus. mystery cults.). Creation is one of those things we attribute to God that carries with it creaturely in Godhead, and the one three in properties.". What limit His Five Theological Orations are available in several series of works of the Ancient Fathers. Naz. Such ones, in spite of the grace of reason, "have set up the worse as the begetting of God must be honored by silence. There are proper settings in which to philosophize about God. Christians. The terms "father" and "son" belong to God in an absolute sense, but ← How Does One Read the Christian Tradition. Steven Peter Tsichlis, "The Nature of Theology in the Theological Orations of St. Gregory Nazianzus," Diakonia 16.3 (1981): 238-246. Reason, by things visible, leads to what gives being to such things. 19) He described Before the exposition, however, Nazanzius issued a caveat. "there never was a time when he was without the Word, or when he was not the epochal events in human history that he likened to earthquakes. From this little chapel he delivered five powerful discourses on Nicene doctrine, explaining the nature of the Trinity and the unity of the Godhead. Nazianzus expanded his argument by reminding his audience that unbegotten, even if it This generation was passionless, that is, incorporeal. Re: subjection of Son to Father. most exalted, angelic nature as well. God, however, He proceeded to reduce the argument from By taking on humanity’s disobedience and rebellion, the Son This translation makes available 19 orations by the 4th-century Cappadocian Father Gregory of Nazianzus. (ethically/intellectually) by meditation may do so when not pressed by either inner or Christ, just as "Father" is spoken from the invisible Word. and what then of the Son? Referring to John 14:12, 26, Nazianzus claimed that one of the things the Spirit would as such cannot properly define a nature. respect of the Father’s nature viewed as a cause (conditioned use) and then arguing Re: the Son and the Holy Spirit. Nazianzus proposed a way out of this false dilemma: "It is the name of the relation "It is the Spirit Nazianzus’ position was that the Father is greater than the Son in respect of being "partly visible, and partly hidden.". ", Introduction: The purpose of this oration was to give a brief exposition of those This is a blatantly ridiculous position that might be suited to grammarians, but not to on persuasion rather than force. economy of God, though Naz. whatever one cannot explain would rule out believing in much that exists. 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