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Holy God - Quddouson Allah - Agios O Theos

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Holy God is completely spiritual and uncreated. He is beyond any being which we can imagine. He is infinite, all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-loving. He is the creator of all creatures including the angels, human beings and the whole material world.

Holy God is a Holy Trinity of Three Persons while remaining One in essence. Often, it is said that The Trinity is the One God in three Persons or three Persons in One God.
The three Persons are: Holy God the Father, Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ, and Holy God the Holy Spirit.

The Second Person of the Holy Trinity became a human being like us. Therefore, Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ is the Son of Holy God. Through His life, death and resurrection, He has made possible our "eternal life" after we fall asleep in the Lord.

Holy God made us and loves us. Holy God made us so that we would praise and serve Him. By helping Him bring all creation to its fulfillment in the Kingdom of Holy God we hasten the day of the parousia (Jesus' second coming) when Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ will offer the kingdom to Holy God the Father in an act of adoration (1Cor. 15:24). Then, Holy God will be all in all.

An Explanation

Rev. Fr. Dennis C. Smolarski S.J., Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA, wrote the explanation below.

Whenever human beings speak about God, the words we use always pale in comparison to the reality we try to describe. Hence, in the words of the Liturgy of Our Father among the Saints John Chrysostom, God is the one "whose might is beyond description, whose glory surpasses all understanding, whose mercy is without limits, whose love for the human race is beyond expression." The great anaphora (eucharistic prayer) of the Liturgy of Our Father among the Saints John Chrysostom speaks of God as "ineffable, inconceivable, invisible, incomprehensible, ever existing, yet ever the same."

St. John the Evangelist and Apostle attempted to describe God when he wrote that "God is love, and those who live in love, live in God, and God lives in them" (1 John 4:16).

Christians believe that, since God is love, God is a community expressing love, a community of three, called throughout the ages by the names of "Father, Son, and Holy Spirit" (cf. Mt 28:19, 2 Cor 13:13).

The mystery of God revealed in time is the mystery of Christ (cf. Col 2:2), the Word who become flesh and dwelt among us (cf. Jn 1:14), and whose death and resurrection restored us to life (cf. Easter Tropar, "Christ is risen from the dead, by death he conquered death, and to those in the tombs, he granted life!").

The mystery of God is the mystery of the gift of the Spirit, given to the apostles on Easter (cf. Jn 20:22) and in a very dramatic way on Pentecost (cf. Acts 2:1:4). The Spirit continues to enliven and guide the Church throughout the ages (cf. prayer to begin the Liturgy: "Heavenly King, ... Spirit of Truth, present everywhere and filling all things ...").

The Church has attempted, feebly at times, to try to capture their faith in the inexpressible mystery of God---Father, Son, and Holy Spirit---via various Creeds or statements of belief. One of the oldest was first composed at the Council of Nicea (325) and refined at the Council of Constantinople. We present it now:

Nicean Creed

"I believe in one God, Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth and of all things visible and invisible. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotton Son of God, begotten of the Father before all ages: Light of light, true God of true God, begotten, not made, of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made; who for us men and for our salvation came down from heaven, and was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary, and was made man; who was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate, and suffered, and was buried; who rose again on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, and ascended into heaven, and is enthroned at the right hand of the Father; who will come again with glory to judge the living and the dead; and of whose kingdom there shall be no end. And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Giver of Life, who proceeds from the Father, who together with the Father and the Son is worshipped and glorified, who spoke through the prophets. In one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church. I profess one baptism for the remission of sins. I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come." Amen.

Three things that unit us to Holy God

Three things that unit us to Holy God are Prayer, Fasting, and The Holy Mysteries.


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O God of all spirits and of all flesh, who have destroyed death, overcome the devil, and given life to the world: grant, O Lord, to the souls of your servants Bucky and Shirley, who has departed from this life, that it may rest in a place of light, in a place of happiness, in a place of peace, where there is no pain, no grief, no sighing. And since You are a gracious God and the Lover of Mankind, forgive him/her every sin he/she has committed by thought, or word, or deed, for there is not a man who lives and does not sin : You alone are without sin, your righteousness is everlasting, and your word is true. You are the Resurrection and the Life, and the repose of your departed servants Bucky and Shirley. O Christ our God, and we send up glory to You, together with your eternal Father and your all-holy, good and life-givng Spirit, now and always and for ages upon ages. Amen.

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