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I have two questions:

  1. There is a lot of controversy concerning the hymn "O Kyrios" regarding the words and their spiritual and dogmatic significance. Could you please clarify?

  2. "He is Lord, the Father Who speaks with heavenly truth, and He Who resembled our humility, and the Holy Spirit." How did the Father resemble us in our humility?

I agree with you that there is confusion concerning this hymn. I hope one day we can have it translated by some Greek Language scholars; and get to know the history of its origin. "He Who resembled our humility" is referring to the Son and not the Father. The word humility or humbleness means humiliation. Our Lord Jesus Christ left His throne and the right hand of His Father to become incarnate and humbly took a human body. "Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross" (Phil 2:5-8).
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