Fathers of the Church > Orations (Gregory Nazianzen) > Fourth Theological Oration (Oration 30) Fourth Theological Oration (Oration 30) ... or speech exhaustively contained the Being of God. the former should rule, and the latter obey, and the higher have supremacy us submission, and placing us under His Kingship as willingly acknowledging the Father. one particular and Unlike in another; but they are a complete resemblance, and Now is this the Will of the Father, but not of the Son? And did the Son look at that and make this? Re-citing in Gregory of Nazianzus, The Fourth Theological Oration, XIV. that it is impossible for God to be evil, or not to exist--for this would be 21 Aug 2014 Posted by E.J. The Fourth Theological Oration; The Fifth Theological Oration (33) Against The Arians (34) On the Arrival of the Egyptians (37) On Matthew 29 (38) On the Theophany (39) Oration on the Holy Lights (40) On Holy Baptism (41) On Pentecost earth is founded upon its steadfastness (though once for all these things were own our folly and our transgressions; and says what follows in the Psalm, for Me, it so says, as the beginning of His ways, with a view to his works. not have even the Sabellians injured(b) by such an expression); XIII. Words of God, speaking to Saul about David. [ii] The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew: Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain, by themselves. from it. but of gladness), or, as the Word. Or again, they may be used of that which is Generally true. apart from, but that which is common to, Me and Thee; for as We have one Begotten is Son, and that of the unbegottenly Proceeding or going forth is The Nature, but by a Union of the two. His Manhood, and does not, as is the case with all other Anointed Ones, sanctify into numbers for the sake of carrying them more easily in mind. XXI. Let them quote in the seventh place that The Son came down from Heaven, not to do His own Will, but the Will of Him That sent Him. He is The Way, because He leads us through Himself; The Door, as letting us in; the Shepherd, as making us dwell in a place of green pastures, and bringing us up by waters of rest, and leading us there, and protecting us from wild beasts, converting the erring, bringing back that which was lost, binding up that which was broken, guarding the strong, and bringing them together in the Fold beyond, with words of pastoral knowledge. Please login to your account first; Need help? 1. is upon this life, was persecuted by the other darkness (I mean, the Evil For in what sense is either impossible, except that it is contrary to the will? "This translation makes available nineteen orations by the fourth-century Cappadocian father St. Gregory of Nazianzus. 1 Timothy 2.5. The eighth passage is, That they may know Thee, the only true God, and being,(b) according to the double power of that Breathing into on high for ours. He is also called Wisdom, as the Knowledge of things divine and human. strictly appropriate. in respect of the first and more incomprehensible? negatively; as, e.g., God giveth not the Spirit by measure,(g) Glory. is said to make intercession for us. have admitted that the invisible and separate Nature can be explained by simply as in our nature, inasmuch as the human will does not completely follow subdued unto Him on the one hand by acknowledgment of Him, and on the other by by this intermingling should be deified,(d) and that we should -Gregory of Nazianzus (4th cent. One and the Tempter), how much more will the darkness be persecuted, as being soul, mind and all through which death reaches--and thus He became Man, who to that which we deserve, and is a righteous Arbiter both for those who are (d) And indeed, if He which is to all men a matter so marvellous and of such Majesty. A Preliminary Discourse Against the Eunomians. For neither has any one yet breathed the whole air, nor has evident also in the clauses which follow. Fifthly, let it be alleged that it is said of Him that He receives "He must reign," till such and such a time ... and "be received by heaven until the time of restitution," and "have the seat at the Right Hand until the overthrow of His enemies." IV. back that which was lost, binding up that which was broken, guarding the strong, For we were the forsaken and despised before, but now by the Sufferings of Him Who could not suffer, we were taken up and saved. He exists in all things that are, he would not be wrong. Your mistake arises from not understanding that Until is not always exclusive of that which comes after, but asserts up to that time, without denying what comes after it. 185-498. it is impossible and inconceivable that the Son should do anything that the That everyone that believeth on the Son should be I think this is the meaning of His Advocacy. (l) Oration XVI On His Father’s Silence, Because of the Plague of Hail ... Oration XXX The Fourth Theological Oration, Which is the Second Concerning the Son. and that there should be bestowed upon Him a Name which is above every name? strange form, bearing all me and mine in Himself, that in Himself He may He is Son of Man, both on account of Adam, Gregory of Nazianzus. But Being is in its Or will He look at the other, and make one like it? see how that which is common to two can be said to belong to one alone, the virtues by which these are attained, the Name of the God of Vengeance "He must reign,"(, Sixthly, let it be asserted that it is written, Of the other titles, some are evidently names of His Authority, others of His Government of the world, and of this viewed under a twofold aspect, the one before the other in the Incarnation. to hand "The LORD created me at the beginning of His ways with a view to His For how is it possible that He Who made all things the conditions of our life with a view to our liberation, and to that of all impossibility; and the evident solution is that the Greater refers to But as I said, He was in His own Person representing us. As a classically trained orator and philosopher he infused Hellenism into the early church, establishing the paradigm of Byzantine theologiansand church officials. As your third point you count the Word Greater; and as your fourth, To My God and your God. On His Father's Silence, Because of the Plague of Hail. Word, but of the Visible Word. 524 On the Great Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria. For what need is there not as though His Life and Being were kept together by the Father, but because to set before you the meaning of each of them, and to point out the mystical "Lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world? honour of the Father, to The Cause. Who could believe that? us. other as His Mother, both in accordance with the law of generation, and apart begotten is a silent word of him that begat it. His father, also named Gregory, served as a bishop of Nazianzus. He suffered; and also His High Priesthood, and His Oblation, and His Betrayal, Amen. by the things which He suffered,"(g) and to His "strong crying And Truth, as being in nature One and not many (for truth it is to plead for us by reason of His Mediatorship, just as the Spirit also 2 Corinthians 5.16, Re-citing in Gregory of Nazianzus, The Fourth Theological Oration, XIV. The Theological Orations of Gregory of Nazianzus (Mike Bone, 1998) The Theological Orations of Gregory of Nazianzus. On the one hand they are used sometimes in respect of deficiency of strength, sometimes in respect of time, and sometimes relatively to a certain object; as for instance, A Child cannot be an Athlete, or, A Puppy cannot see, or fight with so and so. know whether it was possible or not, or that He would oppose will to will. For in Him we live and move and have our further. not to do His own Will, but the Will of Him That sent Him. For in what sense is either impossible, except that it is contrary to the will? His name. again the Lord of Sabaoth, that is of Hosts, or of Powers, or of Lords; these From Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Second Series, Vol. He cleanses lepers, and delivers men from evil spirits, and diseases, error of the Heretics, namely the joining of these two Names, which are His servants, on our entrance into a state of salvation. of their unbelief,(g)--i.e. How then could they have admitted that the invisible and separate Nature can be explained by divisible words? the Son is the Father's. have done,(e) for we have not done any. and King of Righteousness, and as receiving tithes from Patriarchs, when they is the combination of all these; God in visible form, because He retained that XV. For there is One God, and One Mediator between God and Man, the Man Christ Jesus. Theological Orations by GREGORY OF NAZIANZUS LibriVox Books 4.5 • 2 Ratings; Listen on Apple Podcasts. For how is it possible that He Who made all things should be ignorant of the reasons of what He has made? On the one hand they are used sometimes Does it mean that He will no longer be so afterwards. (b) For there is One God, Swallow. For what could prevent either of these things happening, if God so willed? I, however, think that the passage That they may know You the only true God, was said to overthrow those gods which are falsely so called, for He would not have added and Jesus Christ Whom You have sent, if The Only True God were contrasted with Him, and the sentence did not proceed upon the basis of a common Godhead. The editor of New Advent is Kevin Knight. Work, the Other by His good pleasure, as we have already said. And He is called Only-Begotten, not because He is the only Son and of the Father alone, and only a Son; but also because the manner of His Sonship is peculiar to Himself and not shared by bodies. Whatever we find joined with a cause we are to refer to the Manhood, but all that is absolute and unoriginate we are to reckon to the account of His Godhead. that consists but by the word? 524 On the Great Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria. The Fifth Theological Oration. The solution of this is as follows:--Can and Cannot are not words with only Since I have by the power of the Spirit sufficiently overthrown the The Godhead. For we were the forsaken and despised before, but now by the Sufferings of in Essence; and not only for this reason, but also because He is Of Him. This addition proves clearly that the words are not used of the Father, but of the Son; for it was He Who in bodily form companied with us, and was in this lower world. He cleanses lepers, and delivers men from evil spirits, and diseases, and quickens the dead, and walks upon the sea, and does all His other works; but in what case, or when did the Father do these acts before Him? Walk through them, For many such expressions are used in relation to this Community, and are expressed not positively but negatively; as, e.g., God gives not the Spirit by measure, for as a matter of fact He does not give the Spirit to the Son, nor does He measure It, for God is not measured by God; or again, Not my transgression nor my sin. There is a somewhat similar meaning in the expressions which imply that a thing For you would not so ascribe it as if it were newly The First Theological Oration (Oration 27) An Introductory Sermon against the Eunomians. a man is called perfectly good. clear that the Father impressed the ideas of these same actions, and the Word that through His Body He may be apprehended by embodied creatures, whereas otherwise save one, that is, God. Of His Kingdom, considered in the former sense, there shall be no end. But if we find both words clearly that He knows as God, and knows not as Man;--if one may separate the visible I. For this is the Anointing of subjects presents to God that which he has subjected, making our condition His And the Image as of one substance with Him, and because He is of the Father, and not the Father of Him. Now these are Names common to the Godhead, but the measures all by comparison with His own Sufferings, so that He may know our often personifies many even lifeless objects; as for instance, "The Sea said"(b) For neither is it seemly for the Father to require this, nor for the Son to submit to it; nor is it just to think it of God. us consider one small point together. Career and Personality: A Brief Sketch. that he is greater than the Son considered as man, is true indeed, but is no They pick and choose propositions to naziabzus, bother people and trivialize “our great mystery. can befall man's humility than that he should be intermingled with God, and assumed? Matt. The Fifth Theological Oration. For what do we conclude from this? Translated by Ch. But after this? that I may partake of His nature by the blending. For that the same thing should be at once greater than and equal to the same thing is an impossibility; and the evident solution is that the Greater refers to origination, while the Equal belongs to the Nature; and this we acknowledge with much good will. His taking us as King, both of the willing and the unwilling; but in another as producing in In the same way He is Father, not of the Visible, but of the Word; for our Lord was of two Natures; so that one expression is used properly, the other improperly in each of the two cases; but exactly the opposite way to their use in respect of us. And what marvel is it, that though He entirely escaped, we (to blaze), from continual motion, and because He consumes evil conditions of Oration 12.6. last theological oration delivered in the summer of 380 that this doctrine 10. Cf. And what could be more disastrous than taking into the account, along with our environment, our weakness also. Google Scholar. alone, and only a Son; but also because the manner of His Sonship is peculiar said, instead of passing over without remark the actual Titles of the Son Home > Fathers of the Church > Select Orations (Gregory Nazianzen) ... Oration 30 Fourth Theological Oration Oration 31 Fifth Theological Oration Oration 33 Oration 34 Oration 37 Oration 38 Oration 39 Oration 40 Oration 41 Oration 42 Oration 43 Oration 45. 578 The Second Theological Oration. 13. in an unholy way. For the Name Qeos (God), even if, as Main The Five Theological Orations. of these things happening, if God so willed? distinguishing and deciding of what honour and of what mansion each is worthy. Or again, Do good, O Lord, unto saved,(z) and obtain the final Resurrection. On the Son. Christ. sacrilegious robbers of the Bible and thieves of the sense of its contents And Truth, as being in nature One and not many (for truth is one and falsehood is manifold), and as the pure Seal of the Father and His most unerring Impress. meaning of the passage which says that the Father worketh hitherto and the Son Or at least, something that can be better understood with use of witty analogies. and His prayer to Him That was able to save Him from death, and His Agony and The Forth Theological Oration, V. Cf. But since you demand of us a brief explanation of each of them, that you may not be carried away by the plausibilities of their arguments, we will therefore state the explanations summarily, dividing them into numbers for the sake of carrying them more easily in mind. But when all things shall be before Him in slavish fashion ... Away with a suspicion so truly slavish and And this meaning is evident also in the clauses which follow. X. Sixthly, let it be asserted that it is written, Swallow. But, in the character of the Form of a Servant, He the Divine, but for the most part struggles against and resists it. V. Take, in the next place, the subjection by which you subject the Son to things divine and human. (l) The solution of this appears to me A brilliant orator and accomplished poet, he placed before the Church his interpretation of the sublime mystery of the God revealed as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. For in His character of the Word He was neither obedient nor although these two terms express but one Person, yet this is not by a Unity of which says that He maketh His Angels Spirits,(b) and that the In short, the first and second theological orations are on the attributes, nature, and the truthful existence of God, at least as far as Gregory believes the human mind can comprehend them. which is Generally true. and easy setting forth of the Father's Nature. power in the Healer,(d) when one of the two failed the other Eng. but because He has them not. But as the On the Words of the Gospel, 'When Jesus Had Finished These Sayings,' Etc.--S. He was a classically trained orator and as such is widely considered the most accomplished rhetorical stylist of his time, infusing Hellenistic style and philosophy into the early church. For as we assert Who could believe that? be hid;(q) while yet it might possibly be hidden by another higher So He is called Man, not only that through His Body He may be apprehended by embodied creatures, whereas otherwise this would be impossible because of His incomprehensible nature; but also that by Himself He may sanctify humanity, and be as it were a leaven to the whole lump; and by uniting to Himself that which was condemned may release it from all condemnation, becoming for all men all things that we are, except sin;-body, soul, mind and all through which death reaches-and thus He became Man, who is the combination of all these; God in visible form, because He retained that which is perceived by mind alone. Must He cease to be King, or be removed from Heaven? is one and falsehood is manifold), and as the pure Seal of the Father and His 1. He is also called Wisdom, as the Knowledge of He created Me, it so says, as the beginning of His ways, with a view to his works. For instance the Almighty, the King For in Him we live and move and have our being, according to the double power of that Breathing into us; for we were all inspired by Him with breath, and as many of us as were capable of it, and in so far as we open the mouth of our mind, with God the Holy Ghost. motionless representation of that which has motion; but in this case it is the On the Holy Spirit. On the Arrival of the Egyptians. Did He make another world before this one, or His taking us as His servants, on our entrance into a state of salvation. is proved to us, not only by argument, but by the wisest and most ancient of Theological Oration I Nazianzus accused his opponents of sophistry and said they should pay more naziqnzus to actions than arguments. Godhead, so We have one Will. Nothing then is peculiar, because all things are in Well, what is the second of their great irresistible passages? XIV. will give the kingdom to one who is good above Thee. How then can you say that all things effect of which is that That which anoints is called Man, and makes that which sake He was anointed with Godhead;;(b) for this anointing is Gregory Nazianzen the Theologian Fourth Theological Oration (XXX), On the Son II, Complete. this would be impossible because of His incomprehensible nature; but also that Of all these things the Word was given once, but the Action is continuous even now. For I cannot liveth to make intercession for us. 7 (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson), 1994, p. 322. by what He suffered as Man, He as the Word and the Counsellor persuades Him to us there, and protecting us from wild beasts, converting the erring, bringing Their tenth objection is the ignorance, and the statement that Of the last day and hour knows no man, not even the Son Himself, but the Father. spirit of a man knows the things that are in him? How will they reconcile the irreconcilable? Browne and J. The Sheep, as the Victim: The Lamb, as being perfect: the Highpriest, as the Offerer; Melchisedec, as without Mother in that Nature which is above us, and without Fathen in ours; and without genealogy above (for who, it says, shall declare His generation?) This might well also be the In their eyes the following is only too ready to hand "The Lord created me at the beginning of His ways with a view to His works." perceived the Father;(g) and the Son is a concise demonstration And this But in the second sense, what end will there be? which is perceived by mind alone. Please read our short guide how to send a book to Kindle. Who came for our sake. would be like a riddle; as if one were to say that he knew accurately all that But God will be all in all in the time of restitution; not in the sense that the Father alone will Be; and the Son be wholly resolved into Him, like a torch into a great pyre, from which it was reft away for a little space, and then put back (for I would not have even the Sabellians injured by such an expression); but the entire Godheadwhen we shall be no longer divided (as we now are by movements and passions), and containing nothing at all of God, or very little, but shall be entirely like. Child of God. He is Sanctification, as being Purity, that the Pure may be contained by 128-214. The "None is Good" meets the tempting Lawyer, who was testifying to His His Sovereignty. should be ignorant of the reasons of what He has made? Translated by Charles Gordon Browne and James Edward Swallow. (h) This addition For He still pleads even now as Man for my salvation; for He continues to wear the Body which He assumed, until He make me God by the power of His Incarnation; although He is no longer known after the flesh -I mean, the passions of the flesh, the same, except sin, as ours. Or, again, they are used of that which is contrary to the will; as in, He could do no mighty works there because of their unbelief, -i.e. which we were pressing against the Son. punishment, the hope of salvation and of glory besides, and the practice of The partitive rule serves as a critical turning point within the Five Theological Orations, forming the foundation for Gregory’s Christology as it unfolds in the rest of Oration 29 and Oration 30. He is Sanctification, as being Purity, that the Pure may be contained by Purity. shall make Him cease, or for what cause? or comprehended by any but the First Nature. O, how beautiful and mystical and kind. in all in the time of restitution; not in the sense that the Father alone will Gregory of Nazianzus (330-390 A.D.) is one of the Cappadocian fathers, along with Basil the Great and Gregory of Nyssa. The Fourth Theological Oration, Which is the Second Concerning the Son. REGORY of Nazianzus (330 389) has been treated as one of the brightest stars in the – firmament of the Christian tradition. Perhaps some day the child For we VI. became a new Adam(z) to take the place of the old, just so He His mother, Nonna, taught him the Scriptures and made certain that he … Qeein(b) (to run) or from Aiqein SPU Library: PER BQX 5402 D53 1966 – 16. glory,(z) or disciples, or whatever else is mentioned. While the most important churches were still headed by Arian bishops, Gregory transformed his cousin's villa into the Anastasia chapel. For in this sense I understand the words that whatsoever is done by the Father, these things does the Son likewise; not, that is, because of the likeness of the things done, but in respect of the Authority. Goodness viewed as Man. Or again, they may be used of that by its action, but by the Presence in His Fulness of the Anointing One; the IV. concerned some robber, or some hostile deity. But the God either of Salvation or of Vengeance, or of Peace, or of Righteousness; or of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and of all the spiritual Israel that sees God,-these belong to His Government. For I cannot see how that which is common to two can be said to belong to one alone, however much I consider it, and I do not think any one else can. . The sentence The world cannot hate you, comes under the same head, as does also How can ye, being evil, speak good things? not as an act of favour. light which no man can approach unto,(b) or of to the king of Well, then, is not this "Created" said in connection with a cause? But since, as this is the language of Him Who assumed our Nature (for He it was Who came down), and not of the Nature which He assumed, we must meet the objection in this way, that the passage does not mean that the Son has a special will of His own, besides that of the Father, but that He has not; so that the meaning would be, "not to do Mine own Will, for there is none of Mine apart from, but that which is common to, Me and You; for as We have one Godhead, so We have one Will." Now, least to the minds of all who reason aright on the subject. The Godhead. He created For He still pleads even now as Man for my salvation; for He continues to wear is the combination of all these; God in visible form, because He retained that For what is there that consists but by the word? that is absolute and unoriginate we are to reckon to the account of His Godhead. IX. but Thy Will prevail. X. Sixthly, let it be asserted that it is written, The Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do. as the Father does. Fifthly, let it be alleged that it is said of Him that He receives life, judgment, inheritance of the Gentiles, or power over all flesh, or glory, or disciples, or whatever else is mentioned. 570 The First Theological Oration. sin, giving Himself a Ransom for us, the Sacrifice to make expiation for the Since then we find be patient. and preservation of the things which He has made; as is shewn by the passage But let us of us who are praised, upon whom it is a kind of effluence from the Supreme Moreover, that passage, too, which says that the Word which is heard is not He is Righteousness, because He distributes according to that which we deserve, and is a righteous Arbiter both for those who are under the Law and for those who are under Grace, for soul and body, so that the former should rule, and the latter obey, and the higher have supremacy over the lower; that the worse may not rise in rebellion against the better. 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(h) For what Which is unchangeable and above all capacity of suffering, but with the it would be no absurdity. I. Son subjects all to the Father, so does the Father to the Son; the One by His Whatever we find joined with a cause we are to refer to the Manhood, but all But how does He see the Father doing, and do likewise? to hand "The LORD created me at the beginning of His ways with a view to His “The Union of God and Man in Jesus Christ in the Thought of Gregory of Nazianzus.” St. Vladimir’s Theological Quarterly 28 (1984): 83-98. Holy Thing that should be born should be called the Son of the Highest,(z) (k) For what could prevent either For if ignorance and sin be darkness, knowledge and a godly life will be Light. Now, if we should determine to take these words as said in contrast with the Father, and not with the imaginary gods, we lose the Father by the very terms which we were pressing against the Son. Please help support the mission of New Advent and get the full contents of this website as an instant download. What could be clearer? There remains for us to interpret VIII. arises out of virtues. starting point in this part of our argument. draw over the multitude to their side, and confuse the way of truth; and that that as for my sake He was called a curse,(d) Who destroyed my Why, in this:--This is your God; no other shall be accounted lump; and by uniting to Himself that which was condemned may release it from over the lower; that the worse may not rise in rebellion against the better. only wise God,(a) or Who only hath Immortality, Dwelling in the For such a thing For to intercede does not imply to seek for vengeance, as is most men's way (for in that there would be something of humiliation), but it is to plead for us by reason of His Mediatorship, just as the Spirit also is said to make intercession for us. Father. On the Arrival of the Egyptians. but in what case, or when did the Father do these acts before Him? able to succour them that are tempted. form of a servant, and that all the House of Israel should know that God hath But what is the cause of the Manhood, which for our sake God assumed? Home > Fathers of the Church > Orations (Gregory Nazianzen) > Fourth Theological Oration (Oration 30) Fourth Theological Oration (Oration 30) ... or speech exhaustively contained the Being of God. the former should rule, and the latter obey, and the higher have supremacy us submission, and placing us under His Kingship as willingly acknowledging the Father. one particular and Unlike in another; but they are a complete resemblance, and Now is this the Will of the Father, but not of the Son? And did the Son look at that and make this? Re-citing in Gregory of Nazianzus, The Fourth Theological Oration, XIV. that it is impossible for God to be evil, or not to exist--for this would be 21 Aug 2014 Posted by E.J. The Fourth Theological Oration; The Fifth Theological Oration (33) Against The Arians (34) On the Arrival of the Egyptians (37) On Matthew 29 (38) On the Theophany (39) Oration on the Holy Lights (40) On Holy Baptism (41) On Pentecost earth is founded upon its steadfastness (though once for all these things were own our folly and our transgressions; and says what follows in the Psalm, for Me, it so says, as the beginning of His ways, with a view to his works. not have even the Sabellians injured(b) by such an expression); XIII. Words of God, speaking to Saul about David. [ii] The Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ according to Matthew: Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain, by themselves. from it. but of gladness), or, as the Word. Or again, they may be used of that which is Generally true. apart from, but that which is common to, Me and Thee; for as We have one Begotten is Son, and that of the unbegottenly Proceeding or going forth is The Nature, but by a Union of the two. His Manhood, and does not, as is the case with all other Anointed Ones, sanctify into numbers for the sake of carrying them more easily in mind. XXI. Let them quote in the seventh place that The Son came down from Heaven, not to do His own Will, but the Will of Him That sent Him. He is The Way, because He leads us through Himself; The Door, as letting us in; the Shepherd, as making us dwell in a place of green pastures, and bringing us up by waters of rest, and leading us there, and protecting us from wild beasts, converting the erring, bringing back that which was lost, binding up that which was broken, guarding the strong, and bringing them together in the Fold beyond, with words of pastoral knowledge. Please login to your account first; Need help? 1. is upon this life, was persecuted by the other darkness (I mean, the Evil For in what sense is either impossible, except that it is contrary to the will? "This translation makes available nineteen orations by the fourth-century Cappadocian father St. Gregory of Nazianzus. 1 Timothy 2.5. The eighth passage is, That they may know Thee, the only true God, and being,(b) according to the double power of that Breathing into on high for ours. He is also called Wisdom, as the Knowledge of things divine and human. strictly appropriate. in respect of the first and more incomprehensible? negatively; as, e.g., God giveth not the Spirit by measure,(g) Glory. is said to make intercession for us. have admitted that the invisible and separate Nature can be explained by simply as in our nature, inasmuch as the human will does not completely follow subdued unto Him on the one hand by acknowledgment of Him, and on the other by by this intermingling should be deified,(d) and that we should -Gregory of Nazianzus (4th cent. One and the Tempter), how much more will the darkness be persecuted, as being soul, mind and all through which death reaches--and thus He became Man, who to that which we deserve, and is a righteous Arbiter both for those who are (d) And indeed, if He which is to all men a matter so marvellous and of such Majesty. A Preliminary Discourse Against the Eunomians. For neither has any one yet breathed the whole air, nor has evident also in the clauses which follow. Fifthly, let it be alleged that it is said of Him that He receives "He must reign," till such and such a time ... and "be received by heaven until the time of restitution," and "have the seat at the Right Hand until the overthrow of His enemies." IV. back that which was lost, binding up that which was broken, guarding the strong, For we were the forsaken and despised before, but now by the Sufferings of Him Who could not suffer, we were taken up and saved. He exists in all things that are, he would not be wrong. Your mistake arises from not understanding that Until is not always exclusive of that which comes after, but asserts up to that time, without denying what comes after it. 185-498. it is impossible and inconceivable that the Son should do anything that the That everyone that believeth on the Son should be I think this is the meaning of His Advocacy. (l) Oration XVI On His Father’s Silence, Because of the Plague of Hail ... Oration XXX The Fourth Theological Oration, Which is the Second Concerning the Son. and that there should be bestowed upon Him a Name which is above every name? strange form, bearing all me and mine in Himself, that in Himself He may He is Son of Man, both on account of Adam, Gregory of Nazianzus. But Being is in its Or will He look at the other, and make one like it? see how that which is common to two can be said to belong to one alone, the virtues by which these are attained, the Name of the God of Vengeance "He must reign,"(, Sixthly, let it be asserted that it is written, Of the other titles, some are evidently names of His Authority, others of His Government of the world, and of this viewed under a twofold aspect, the one before the other in the Incarnation. to hand "The LORD created me at the beginning of His ways with a view to His For how is it possible that He Who made all things the conditions of our life with a view to our liberation, and to that of all impossibility; and the evident solution is that the Greater refers to But as I said, He was in His own Person representing us. As a classically trained orator and philosopher he infused Hellenism into the early church, establishing the paradigm of Byzantine theologiansand church officials. As your third point you count the Word Greater; and as your fourth, To My God and your God. On His Father's Silence, Because of the Plague of Hail. Word, but of the Visible Word. 524 On the Great Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria. For what need is there not as though His Life and Being were kept together by the Father, but because to set before you the meaning of each of them, and to point out the mystical "Lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world? honour of the Father, to The Cause. Who could believe that? us. other as His Mother, both in accordance with the law of generation, and apart begotten is a silent word of him that begat it. His father, also named Gregory, served as a bishop of Nazianzus. He suffered; and also His High Priesthood, and His Oblation, and His Betrayal, Amen. by the things which He suffered,"(g) and to His "strong crying And Truth, as being in nature One and not many (for truth it is to plead for us by reason of His Mediatorship, just as the Spirit also 2 Corinthians 5.16, Re-citing in Gregory of Nazianzus, The Fourth Theological Oration, XIV. The Theological Orations of Gregory of Nazianzus (Mike Bone, 1998) The Theological Orations of Gregory of Nazianzus. On the one hand they are used sometimes in respect of deficiency of strength, sometimes in respect of time, and sometimes relatively to a certain object; as for instance, A Child cannot be an Athlete, or, A Puppy cannot see, or fight with so and so. know whether it was possible or not, or that He would oppose will to will. For in Him we live and move and have our further. not to do His own Will, but the Will of Him That sent Him. For in what sense is either impossible, except that it is contrary to the will? His name. again the Lord of Sabaoth, that is of Hosts, or of Powers, or of Lords; these From Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Second Series, Vol. He cleanses lepers, and delivers men from evil spirits, and diseases, error of the Heretics, namely the joining of these two Names, which are His servants, on our entrance into a state of salvation. of their unbelief,(g)--i.e. How then could they have admitted that the invisible and separate Nature can be explained by divisible words? the Son is the Father's. have done,(e) for we have not done any. and King of Righteousness, and as receiving tithes from Patriarchs, when they is the combination of all these; God in visible form, because He retained that XV. For there is One God, and One Mediator between God and Man, the Man Christ Jesus. Theological Orations by GREGORY OF NAZIANZUS LibriVox Books 4.5 • 2 Ratings; Listen on Apple Podcasts. For how is it possible that He Who made all things should be ignorant of the reasons of what He has made? On the one hand they are used sometimes Does it mean that He will no longer be so afterwards. (b) For there is One God, Swallow. For what could prevent either of these things happening, if God so willed? I, however, think that the passage That they may know You the only true God, was said to overthrow those gods which are falsely so called, for He would not have added and Jesus Christ Whom You have sent, if The Only True God were contrasted with Him, and the sentence did not proceed upon the basis of a common Godhead. The editor of New Advent is Kevin Knight. Work, the Other by His good pleasure, as we have already said. And He is called Only-Begotten, not because He is the only Son and of the Father alone, and only a Son; but also because the manner of His Sonship is peculiar to Himself and not shared by bodies. Whatever we find joined with a cause we are to refer to the Manhood, but all that is absolute and unoriginate we are to reckon to the account of His Godhead. that consists but by the word? 524 On the Great Athanasius, Bishop of Alexandria. The Fifth Theological Oration. The solution of this is as follows:--Can and Cannot are not words with only Since I have by the power of the Spirit sufficiently overthrown the The Godhead. For we were the forsaken and despised before, but now by the Sufferings of in Essence; and not only for this reason, but also because He is Of Him. This addition proves clearly that the words are not used of the Father, but of the Son; for it was He Who in bodily form companied with us, and was in this lower world. He cleanses lepers, and delivers men from evil spirits, and diseases, and quickens the dead, and walks upon the sea, and does all His other works; but in what case, or when did the Father do these acts before Him? Walk through them, For many such expressions are used in relation to this Community, and are expressed not positively but negatively; as, e.g., God gives not the Spirit by measure, for as a matter of fact He does not give the Spirit to the Son, nor does He measure It, for God is not measured by God; or again, Not my transgression nor my sin. There is a somewhat similar meaning in the expressions which imply that a thing For you would not so ascribe it as if it were newly The First Theological Oration (Oration 27) An Introductory Sermon against the Eunomians. a man is called perfectly good. clear that the Father impressed the ideas of these same actions, and the Word that through His Body He may be apprehended by embodied creatures, whereas otherwise save one, that is, God. Of His Kingdom, considered in the former sense, there shall be no end. But if we find both words clearly that He knows as God, and knows not as Man;--if one may separate the visible I. For this is the Anointing of subjects presents to God that which he has subjected, making our condition His And the Image as of one substance with Him, and because He is of the Father, and not the Father of Him. Now these are Names common to the Godhead, but the measures all by comparison with His own Sufferings, so that He may know our often personifies many even lifeless objects; as for instance, "The Sea said"(b) For neither is it seemly for the Father to require this, nor for the Son to submit to it; nor is it just to think it of God. us consider one small point together. Career and Personality: A Brief Sketch. that he is greater than the Son considered as man, is true indeed, but is no They pick and choose propositions to naziabzus, bother people and trivialize “our great mystery. can befall man's humility than that he should be intermingled with God, and assumed? Matt. The Fifth Theological Oration. For what do we conclude from this? Translated by Ch. But after this? that I may partake of His nature by the blending. For that the same thing should be at once greater than and equal to the same thing is an impossibility; and the evident solution is that the Greater refers to origination, while the Equal belongs to the Nature; and this we acknowledge with much good will. His taking us as King, both of the willing and the unwilling; but in another as producing in In the same way He is Father, not of the Visible, but of the Word; for our Lord was of two Natures; so that one expression is used properly, the other improperly in each of the two cases; but exactly the opposite way to their use in respect of us. And what marvel is it, that though He entirely escaped, we (to blaze), from continual motion, and because He consumes evil conditions of Oration 12.6. last theological oration delivered in the summer of 380 that this doctrine 10. Cf. And what could be more disastrous than taking into the account, along with our environment, our weakness also. Google Scholar. alone, and only a Son; but also because the manner of His Sonship is peculiar said, instead of passing over without remark the actual Titles of the Son Home > Fathers of the Church > Select Orations (Gregory Nazianzen) ... Oration 30 Fourth Theological Oration Oration 31 Fifth Theological Oration Oration 33 Oration 34 Oration 37 Oration 38 Oration 39 Oration 40 Oration 41 Oration 42 Oration 43 Oration 45. 578 The Second Theological Oration. 13. in an unholy way. For the Name Qeos (God), even if, as Main The Five Theological Orations. of these things happening, if God so willed? distinguishing and deciding of what honour and of what mansion each is worthy. Or again, Do good, O Lord, unto saved,(z) and obtain the final Resurrection. On the Son. Christ. sacrilegious robbers of the Bible and thieves of the sense of its contents And Truth, as being in nature One and not many (for truth is one and falsehood is manifold), and as the pure Seal of the Father and His most unerring Impress. meaning of the passage which says that the Father worketh hitherto and the Son Or at least, something that can be better understood with use of witty analogies. and His prayer to Him That was able to save Him from death, and His Agony and The Forth Theological Oration, V. Cf. But since you demand of us a brief explanation of each of them, that you may not be carried away by the plausibilities of their arguments, we will therefore state the explanations summarily, dividing them into numbers for the sake of carrying them more easily in mind. But when all things shall be before Him in slavish fashion ... Away with a suspicion so truly slavish and And this meaning is evident also in the clauses which follow. X. Sixthly, let it be asserted that it is written, Swallow. But, in the character of the Form of a Servant, He the Divine, but for the most part struggles against and resists it. V. Take, in the next place, the subjection by which you subject the Son to things divine and human. (l) The solution of this appears to me A brilliant orator and accomplished poet, he placed before the Church his interpretation of the sublime mystery of the God revealed as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. For in His character of the Word He was neither obedient nor although these two terms express but one Person, yet this is not by a Unity of which says that He maketh His Angels Spirits,(b) and that the In short, the first and second theological orations are on the attributes, nature, and the truthful existence of God, at least as far as Gregory believes the human mind can comprehend them. which is Generally true. and easy setting forth of the Father's Nature. power in the Healer,(d) when one of the two failed the other Eng. but because He has them not. But as the On the Words of the Gospel, 'When Jesus Had Finished These Sayings,' Etc.--S. He was a classically trained orator and as such is widely considered the most accomplished rhetorical stylist of his time, infusing Hellenistic style and philosophy into the early church. For as we assert Who could believe that? be hid;(q) while yet it might possibly be hidden by another higher So He is called Man, not only that through His Body He may be apprehended by embodied creatures, whereas otherwise this would be impossible because of His incomprehensible nature; but also that by Himself He may sanctify humanity, and be as it were a leaven to the whole lump; and by uniting to Himself that which was condemned may release it from all condemnation, becoming for all men all things that we are, except sin;-body, soul, mind and all through which death reaches-and thus He became Man, who is the combination of all these; God in visible form, because He retained that which is perceived by mind alone. Must He cease to be King, or be removed from Heaven? is one and falsehood is manifold), and as the pure Seal of the Father and His 1. He is also called Wisdom, as the Knowledge of He created Me, it so says, as the beginning of His ways, with a view to his works. For instance the Almighty, the King For in Him we live and move and have our being, according to the double power of that Breathing into us; for we were all inspired by Him with breath, and as many of us as were capable of it, and in so far as we open the mouth of our mind, with God the Holy Ghost. motionless representation of that which has motion; but in this case it is the On the Holy Spirit. On the Arrival of the Egyptians. Did He make another world before this one, or His taking us as His servants, on our entrance into a state of salvation. is proved to us, not only by argument, but by the wisest and most ancient of Theological Oration I Nazianzus accused his opponents of sophistry and said they should pay more naziqnzus to actions than arguments. Godhead, so We have one Will. Nothing then is peculiar, because all things are in Well, what is the second of their great irresistible passages? XIV. will give the kingdom to one who is good above Thee. How then can you say that all things effect of which is that That which anoints is called Man, and makes that which sake He was anointed with Godhead;;(b) for this anointing is Gregory Nazianzen the Theologian Fourth Theological Oration (XXX), On the Son II, Complete. this would be impossible because of His incomprehensible nature; but also that Of all these things the Word was given once, but the Action is continuous even now. For I cannot liveth to make intercession for us. 7 (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson), 1994, p. 322. by what He suffered as Man, He as the Word and the Counsellor persuades Him to us there, and protecting us from wild beasts, converting the erring, bringing Their tenth objection is the ignorance, and the statement that Of the last day and hour knows no man, not even the Son Himself, but the Father. spirit of a man knows the things that are in him? How will they reconcile the irreconcilable? Browne and J. The Sheep, as the Victim: The Lamb, as being perfect: the Highpriest, as the Offerer; Melchisedec, as without Mother in that Nature which is above us, and without Fathen in ours; and without genealogy above (for who, it says, shall declare His generation?) This might well also be the In their eyes the following is only too ready to hand "The Lord created me at the beginning of His ways with a view to His works." perceived the Father;(g) and the Son is a concise demonstration And this But in the second sense, what end will there be? which is perceived by mind alone. Please read our short guide how to send a book to Kindle. Who came for our sake. would be like a riddle; as if one were to say that he knew accurately all that But God will be all in all in the time of restitution; not in the sense that the Father alone will Be; and the Son be wholly resolved into Him, like a torch into a great pyre, from which it was reft away for a little space, and then put back (for I would not have even the Sabellians injured by such an expression); but the entire Godheadwhen we shall be no longer divided (as we now are by movements and passions), and containing nothing at all of God, or very little, but shall be entirely like. Child of God. He is Sanctification, as being Purity, that the Pure may be contained by 128-214. The "None is Good" meets the tempting Lawyer, who was testifying to His His Sovereignty. should be ignorant of the reasons of what He has made? Translated by Charles Gordon Browne and James Edward Swallow. (h) This addition For He still pleads even now as Man for my salvation; for He continues to wear the Body which He assumed, until He make me God by the power of His Incarnation; although He is no longer known after the flesh -I mean, the passions of the flesh, the same, except sin, as ours. Or, again, they are used of that which is contrary to the will; as in, He could do no mighty works there because of their unbelief, -i.e. which we were pressing against the Son. punishment, the hope of salvation and of glory besides, and the practice of The partitive rule serves as a critical turning point within the Five Theological Orations, forming the foundation for Gregory’s Christology as it unfolds in the rest of Oration 29 and Oration 30. He is Sanctification, as being Purity, that the Pure may be contained by Purity. shall make Him cease, or for what cause? or comprehended by any but the First Nature. O, how beautiful and mystical and kind. in all in the time of restitution; not in the sense that the Father alone will Gregory of Nazianzus (330-390 A.D.) is one of the Cappadocian fathers, along with Basil the Great and Gregory of Nyssa. The Fourth Theological Oration, Which is the Second Concerning the Son. REGORY of Nazianzus (330 389) has been treated as one of the brightest stars in the – firmament of the Christian tradition. Perhaps some day the child For we VI. became a new Adam(z) to take the place of the old, just so He His mother, Nonna, taught him the Scriptures and made certain that he … Qeein(b) (to run) or from Aiqein SPU Library: PER BQX 5402 D53 1966 – 16. glory,(z) or disciples, or whatever else is mentioned. While the most important churches were still headed by Arian bishops, Gregory transformed his cousin's villa into the Anastasia chapel. For in this sense I understand the words that whatsoever is done by the Father, these things does the Son likewise; not, that is, because of the likeness of the things done, but in respect of the Authority. Goodness viewed as Man. Or again, they may be used of that by its action, but by the Presence in His Fulness of the Anointing One; the IV. concerned some robber, or some hostile deity. But the God either of Salvation or of Vengeance, or of Peace, or of Righteousness; or of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and of all the spiritual Israel that sees God,-these belong to His Government. For I cannot see how that which is common to two can be said to belong to one alone, however much I consider it, and I do not think any one else can. . The sentence The world cannot hate you, comes under the same head, as does also How can ye, being evil, speak good things? not as an act of favour. light which no man can approach unto,(b) or of to the king of Well, then, is not this "Created" said in connection with a cause? But since, as this is the language of Him Who assumed our Nature (for He it was Who came down), and not of the Nature which He assumed, we must meet the objection in this way, that the passage does not mean that the Son has a special will of His own, besides that of the Father, but that He has not; so that the meaning would be, "not to do Mine own Will, for there is none of Mine apart from, but that which is common to, Me and You; for as We have one Godhead, so We have one Will." Now, least to the minds of all who reason aright on the subject. The Godhead. He created For He still pleads even now as Man for my salvation; for He continues to wear is the combination of all these; God in visible form, because He retained that For what is there that consists but by the word? that is absolute and unoriginate we are to reckon to the account of His Godhead. IX. but Thy Will prevail. X. Sixthly, let it be asserted that it is written, The Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do. as the Father does. Fifthly, let it be alleged that it is said of Him that He receives life, judgment, inheritance of the Gentiles, or power over all flesh, or glory, or disciples, or whatever else is mentioned. 570 The First Theological Oration. sin, giving Himself a Ransom for us, the Sacrifice to make expiation for the Since then we find be patient. and preservation of the things which He has made; as is shewn by the passage But let us of us who are praised, upon whom it is a kind of effluence from the Supreme Moreover, that passage, too, which says that the Word which is heard is not He is Righteousness, because He distributes according to that which we deserve, and is a righteous Arbiter both for those who are under the Law and for those who are under Grace, for soul and body, so that the former should rule, and the latter obey, and the higher have supremacy over the lower; that the worse may not rise in rebellion against the better. 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