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I need Orthobros to comment on this information I found regarding the Filioque (in good faith).
I know one of the main differences between the Western church and the Eastern church is the believe of the filioque. The western church believes the Holy spirit proceeds from both the Father AND the Son; whereas the Eastern Church believes the Holy Spirit only proceeds from the Father.
First I will start with Biblical references that seems to suggest that the Spirit does also come from the son
>Galatians 4:6 "And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the SPIRIT OF HIS SON into your hearts, which crieth, Abba, Father."
>Romans 8:9 "9 Now ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, because the spirit of God dwelleth in you: but if any man hath not the SPIRIT OF CHRIST, the same is not his."
>John 20:21-22 "Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father sent me, so send I you. And when he had said that, he breathed on them, and said unto them, Receive the holy Ghost. "
>Revelation 22:1 "And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding out of the throne of God, and of the Lamb."

I will also reference the statements of the Early Church Fathers
>St. Athanasius, 1st letter to Serapion; "The spirit has the same relation of nature and order with respect to the son that the son has with respect to the father"
>St. Athanasius, Discourse III Against the Arians, Chap 25; "For He (the Son), as has been said gives to the Spirit, and whatever the Spirit has, He has from the Word"
>St Cyril of Alexandria, Treasury of the Holy Trinity, thesis 34; "The Holy Spirit, when he is in us, effects our being conformed to God, and he actually proceeds from the Father and the Son"
>Pope St. Leo I, Letter 15; "they (heretics) affirm that the person of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit is one and the same as if the same God were named now Father, now Son, and now Holy Spirit; and as if he who begot were not one, he who was begotten, another he who proceeded from both"

Again I say this all in Good faith, I am just looking for commentary from orthodox

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