hello. I would like to ask about a specific passage, from the ninth paragraph of St Gregory's Fifth Theological Oration. It is written:
what is meant by "one to another"? Does it mean that each of the Persons of the Holy Trinity has a mutual relation with each of the other two Persons? Or does it mean that each Person has a mutual relation to at least one of the other Persons?
what does the Greek original text say?
A catholic apologetic website, quotes one Fr Martin Jugie, who opines that the passage states the former opinion, thus the Holy Spirit and the Son has a mutual relation with one another, and according to the context of the passage, the relations that is being spoken is relation of origin. Thus if there is a relation of origin between the Holy Spirit and the Son, therefore the filioque doctrine is justified.
i find to agree that the relations spoken in the passage is about relations of origin, according to the context of the passage. But is the text saying that there is a relation of origin between the Holy Spirit and the Son?