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Invocation of the Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit, the Third Person of the Holy Trinity, Who proceeds from the Father, is He Who spoke though the prophets and was the Divine Instrument in the birth of Christ. The Holy Spirit is the Author of the Bible; He guides and protects the Church of Christ, having given it life on the day of Pentecost. It is the Holy Spirit Who endows the members of the Church with varieties of spiritual gifts for their illumination and satisfaction. This is why the Christian invokes in times of joy and in times of sorrow the Holy Spirit to strengthen his faith with His Grace to accomplish his purpose in life. The faithful member of the Church humbly should pray that he will not be led astray by "movements" outside the Church, where there is no salvation. The dire need of the people today is that they be reawakened to the realization that they already possess the greatest spiritual gift they can be given 3/4 their Christian faith. The Christian must dedicate himself to the true meaning and practice of his faith in God, and not allow himself astray in moments of weakness. The Holy Spirit bestows gifts only on those who believe in and practice the true faith. The Christian is admonished to "Pray at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance."

Missionary Leaflet # E05b
Reprinted from a booklet with the same title,
Published by OLOGOS
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Editor Rev. George Mastrantonis

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