Holy Spirit

Who is the Holy Spirit

Holy Spirit is the third person of the Holy Trinity of Christianity. The Holy Spirit is a different person from the Father and the Son (first and second person of the Most Holy Trinity) but has with them a same nature and divine essence.

The Holy Spirit derives from the Latin Holy Spirits which refers to the divine grace that is revealed to enter into communion with believers in order to contact Christ or God, in other words, the Holy Spirit is the one who awakens the Christian faith.

The Holy Spirit is synonymous with Divine Grace, Spirit and Paraclete. In the Gospel of Saint John it is stated that Praclitus will stay with the disciples after Jesus is no longer visible. Praclitus comes from the Greek parakletos meaning “he who is invoked” and from the Latin comforter which means consolation and is characterized by: defending from punishment, saving from danger and delivering eternal salvation.

For Christians, the birth of their church is marked precisely with the descent of the Holy Spirit on the disciples of Jesus after his crucifixion and resurrection called Pentecost.

The Holy Spirit proceeds from the expiration (breath, breath) of the Father and the Son together as a single principle. Representations of the Holy Spirit

There are several representations of the Holy Spirit described in the Bible. Some of them are:

  • Water: Through the sacrament of Baptism, water represents the Spirit granting a new birth.
  • the anointing: it is an oil that represents the power of the Spirit used in the sacrament of Confirmation.
  • the fire: present in the acts of the Spirit, symbol of transforming energy.
  • cloud and light: represents the manifestation of the Spirit as, for example, when it descends on the Virgin Mary.
  • the stamp: present in the sacraments imposing the indelible character of the Spirit.
  • hand: through the imposition of hands the gift of the Holy Spirit is transmitted.
  • Dove: It is presented at the baptism of Jesus.
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See also:

  • Holy Trinity
  • Christianity
  • Spirit
  • Pentecost