St. Theophan: Thoughts: May 14/27

This is a rather rickety translation but you should get the idea. Once again, if any happen to read Russian go here and tell me how it should really be translated.

(Acts 2:1-11; John 7:37-52, 8:12) Accomplished is the economy of our salvation! The activity of the complete person of the Holy Trinity in this action henceforth entered into effect. God the Father is disposed towards the one who the Son of God Himself fills; then descends the Holy Spirit to the believer. For our salvation “according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ” (1 Peter 1:2). For this sake “baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit” being bound “to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you” (Matt. 28:19, 20). The one not confessing the All-Holy Trinity may not have a part in the saving activity of its person nor consequently receive salvation. Glory to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit, Trinity one in essence and undivided, for having given us this confession! “Father Almighty, Word and Spirit, linking in Thy Hyposteses presubstantiality and superdivinity, in Thee we were baptized, Thee do we bless unto all ages.”

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