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Re: CHAT: Strictly CHAT: Uniates and sacraments (was: Brithenig/Aelyan

Date:Friday, April 14, 2000, 21:54
On Thu, 13 Apr 2000, BP Jonsson wrote:

> How important are Filioque and the yeast in modern theology? Not at all?
Yeast has never been a theological issue for the Orthodox. It has always been considered a matter of local practice, not bearing upon theological matters. The "and the Son" in the Creed is still important to the Orthodox. It was added without the authorization of an Ecumenical Council. Likewise, it changes doctrine considerably. "through the Son" could be acceptable, since it describes the ekonomia of the Holy Spirit as Orthodoxy understands it. "and the Son" violates an Orthodox principle that what any two Hypostases have in common, all have in common.