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  • But that, in turn, doesn't capture the difference between the ekporeusis of the Spirit and the begetting of the Son.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • The generation of the Son and the spiration of the Holy Spirit by the Father, which are the primordial instances of ekporeusis, are necessary conditions of each other.

    Archive 2007-02-01

  • Hence there is no originating within the Trinity that is not ekporeusis, and the filioque is incompatible with DMF.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • Even if the Catholic doctrine affirms that the Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father and the Son in the communication of their consubstantial communion, it nonetheless recognizes the reality of the original relationship of the Holy Spirit as person with the Father, a relationship that the Greek Fathers express by the term ekporeusis.5

    Archive 2007-05-01

  • So if the Son does have something to do with the Spirit's origination from the Father, the uniqueness of personal properties ad intra is preserved for the Son and the Spirit—provided that the something in question is not ekporeusis, which has already been conceded to be the unique, personal property of the Father.

    The filioque V: replies to objections

  • It is highly unlikely that Anselm knew of the Mystagogia, but the point stands anyhow: the only way to block Anselm's argument is to premise that the only sort of origination within the Godhead is ekporeusis, which by common agreement belongs only to the Father.

    The filioque IV: the issue narrowed further

  • That does not undermine the doctrine of the monarchy of the Father 'DMF' for short because the posited senses in which the Son and the Holy Spirit have to do with each others' origination is not that of ekporeusis, which belongs exclusively to the Father as the only unoriginated person.

    Archive 2007-04-01

  • The dispute arises over the question whether the Son has something to do with the eternal "coming forth" ekporeusis of the Spirit's existence, a mode of derivation that is ineffably distinct from the Son's "generation" by the Father.

    Archive 2006-12-01

  • There is an ekporeusis or "procession" of the Spirit, which is oikonomike or "dispensatory."


  • There is a twofold ekporeusis or "procession" of the Holy Ghost.



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