The spellbinding Romanos the Melodist on the Holy Spirit

Posted June 4, 2017 11:25 am by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

The spellbinding Romanos the Melodist on the Holy Spirit

A Patristic moment on the Holy Spirit.
The spellbinding Romanos the Melodist (+6th c.) has this about our praise of the Spirit. Amazing imagery:
[…]
Now those who before were fishermen have become skilled speakers.
Now those who once
stood by the shores of lakes are orators, and clear ones.
Those who previously used to mend their nets
now unravel the webs of orators
and make them worthless with simpler utterances.
For they speak one Word, instead of many,
they proclaim one God, not one of many.
The One as one they worship, a Father beyond understanding,
a Son consubstantial and inseparable, and like to themthe All-Holy Spirit.
Was it not then given

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