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Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ

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Holy Trinity

Holy God the Son is the Second Person in the Holy Trinity.

Holy God is a Holy God the Holy Trinity of Three Persons while remaining One in essence. Often, it is said that The Trinity is the One God in three Persons. 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.

Holy God the Son is also called Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ. The reason is that He saved us. Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ rose from the dead in human form. Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ resurrected in human form and gave "eternal life" to good. By His resurrection, Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ opened the possibility of "eternal life" to us.

Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ is the center and heart of our Holy Tradition.

Cruxifixion of Jesus Christ

Two Natures: Human and Divine

Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ is one person who possesses two separate and distinct natures: the divine nature and the human nature.

Human because Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ was conceived as a human being by the power of the Holy God the Holy Spirit and the cooperation of The Theotokos.
25 March - Great Feast of the Annunciation (Al Bisharah) of The Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary commemorates the conception in human form of Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ.
The "Incarnation" is the conception in human form of Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ. The Incarnation is the act in which the Word of God became man.
"And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth; we have beheld His glory, glory as the only-begotten son of the Father. And from His fullness have we all received grace upon grace." John, 1:14-18

Divine because Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of the Holy God the Father.
"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God; all things were made throuogh Him, and without Him was not anything made that was made." John, 1:1-3

The Title of Christ

The word "Christ" is a title for Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ. The word "Christ" is shortened from the phrase "The Christ".

Christ is the Anglicized form of the Greek translation "Christos" or "Kristos" of the Hebrew word "Mashiah" or "Masiah", which means "Annointed" or "Annointed One".

The word "Christos" or "Kristos" means "Annointed" or "Annointed One".
The word "Christos" or "Kristos" is the transliterated form from the Greek.
The word "Mashiah" or "Masiah" refers to the annointing ceremony in which a person becomes the king. In the annointing, the person becomes sacred and untouchable.

The words written in Greek, transliteration, Latinized, Anglicized, and Arabic Anglicized.
The Hebrew word "Mashiah" or "Masiah" became "Christos" or "Kristos" in the Greek translated form.
The Greek translated word "Christos" or "Kristos"became "Christus" in the Latinized form.
Greek translated word "Christus" became "Christ" in the Anglicized form and became "al-Masiih" or "el-Maseeh" in the Arabic Anglicized form.
Additionally, the Hebrew word "Mashiah" or "Masiah" became "Messiah" in the Anglicized form and became "al-Masiih" or "el-Maseeh" in the Arabic Anglicized form.
The word "al" or "el" means "the" as The Only or The One.
The phrase "al-Masiih" or "el-Maseeh" means "The Only Messiah" or "The One Messiah".

The word "Christ" is used in the Holy Bible
In the books of the New Testament which are written in Greek, the phrase "Iêsous ho Christos" or "Iêsous ho Kristos" is used. The word "ho" means "the" as The Only or The One. This phrase translates as "Jesus the Messiah" or "Jesus the Annointed" or "Jesus the Annointed One".
In books of the Old Testaments, "Mashiah" or "Masiah" refers to many kings.

Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ was marked with the power of the Holy Spirit. Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ was not marked with oil.

Biography

Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ was born a Palestinian Jew in the first century A.D. He was observant of Jewish law, healed many people and preached the coming of God's Kingdom. He suffered a most cruel death at the hand of the Romans, death by crucifixion. But while dying Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ forgave his persecutors. After dying Holy God the Father raised Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ from the the dead and placed Him at Holy God the Father's right hand, making Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ the judge of all the living and the dead.

"Eternal Life" for Us

The life and mission of Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ is to bring "salvation to the world". Holy God the Father sent Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ. Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ became man to save us. Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ sent Holy God the Holy Spirit to sustain us.

The death and the resurrection of the human form of Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ opens the possiblity of "eternal life" for us after we fall asleep in the Lord. By His death, Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ redeemed our souls.

How can we have "eternal life"? Jesus Christ shows us by His example and tells us by His preaching.

At the parousia (Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ's second coming), Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ will offer the Kingdom of Holy God to the Holy God the Father in an act of adoration (1Cor. 15:24). Then, Holy God will be all in all.

Transubstantiation

The Holy Eucharist is the true Body and Blood of Our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ, present under the forms of bread and wine.

This action is called "Transubstantiation". "Transubstantiation" is the change in the bread and wine from the substance of bread and wine to the substance of the Body and Blood of Our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ with only the form (as taste, color, shape, and smell) of bread and wine remaining.

"Transubstantiation" happens when the bread and the wine are consecrated during Divine Liturgy.

Ceremony of Preparation of the Oblations or Prothesis before the Divine Liturgy

During the Ceremony of Preparation of the Oblations or Prothesis before the Divine Liturgy, the priest prays and cuts the Qurban based on the nine squares of the large side of the Holy Seal impression.
The center square with the IC|XC NIKA impression is symbolic of Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ. The center square is called the "Lamb", is cut out with the "lance", and is pierced by the "lance".

Consecration of The Bread and The Wine

The bread and the wine are sacred gifts. The priest offers the gifts of bread and wine on behalf of the faithful, recalls the words of Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ on the night on which He was delivered up for the life of the world and then, with fervent prayers (epiclesis), asks God to come down from heaven on the gifts of bread and wine to make the bread the Body of Our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ, and the wine the Blood of Our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ, changing them by the power of the Holy Spirit.

After the Consecration, the Body of Our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ under the appearance of bread is called "Precious Body". After the Consecration, the Blood of Our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ under the appearance of wine is called the "Precious Blood".

Nicean Creed

Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ is mentioned in the 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.

Champions of the Incarnation

Holy Father Athanasios the Great, Archbishop of Alexandria was the greatest champion of the Incarnation.

Holy Father Athanasios the Great, Archbishop of Alexandria was the most brilliant and heroic defender of the Incarnation.
Holy Father Athanasios the Great, Archbishop of Alexandria wrote "For the Son of God became man so that we might become God" in De inc., 54, 3: PG, 192B, in his refutation of Arius at the First Ecumenical Council in 325.
A priest named Arius and his followers denied the divinity of Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ. Seeking to preserve the supreme transcenence of Holy God, they taught that Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ was simply the most perfect created being, gifted with saving power by Holy God. This teaching denies that Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ is Holy God and that Holy God is Three Divine Persons, the Holy Trinity.

Our Holy Father Kyrollos, Archbishop of Alexandria, defended of the divinity of Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, which was denied by Nestorius

Our Holy Father Kyrollos of Alexandria was the brilliant and heroic defender of the divinity of Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
In the 5th Century, Our Holy Father Kyrollos of Alexandria defended of the divinity of Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, which was denied by Nestorius, Patriarch of Constantinople. Nestorius refused to call Mary "Theotokos" (the Mother of God). Instead, Nestorius and his followers called her "Christotokos" (Mother of Christ). They believed that Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ was a very holy man sent by God but was not Himself the Holy Son of Holy God, that is Holy God the Holy Son.
In 431, at the Third Ecumenical Council held in Ephesos, Our Holy Father Kyrollos of Alexandria presided in the name of Pope Celestinus. Also, Our Holy Father Kyrollos was the most influential speaker at the Council. Our Holy Father Kyrollos of Alexandria upheld the true doctrine that Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ is both fully Holy God and fully Man.

Champion of the Holy Trinity

St. Meletios, Archbishop of Antioch, defended of the substantial unity of the Holy Trinity, which was denied by Arius

St. Meletios, Archbishop of Antioch taught about the Holy Trinity not only with words but also with his fingers.
In 381 at the 2nd Ecumenical Council in Constantinople, St. Meletios of Antioch raised three fingers, then brought them together to show the unity of the Holy Trinity. At that moment a heavenly light flashed from his hand, confirming the truth of his words.
A priest named Arius and his followers denied the divinity of of Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ. Seeking to preserve the supreme transcenence of Holy God, they taught that Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ was simply the most perfect created being, gifted with saving power by Holy God. This teaching denies that Holy God is Three Divine Persons.

Hymns on Web

Greek Catholic, Melkite Al-Bushra

Great Feast Days

Major events in the life of Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ are commemorated on feast days. The order is the chronological, from Annunciation (Al Bisharah) to Ascension.

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