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The source and unity of the Holy Trinity is the Father, from whom the Son is begotten and also from whom the Spirit proceeds. Thus, the Father is both the ground of unity of the Trinity and also of distinction. To try to comprehend unbegottenness (Father), begottenness (Son), or procession (Holy Spirit) leads to insanity, says the holy [[Gregory the Theologian]], and so the Church approaches God in divine mystery, approaching God [[apophatic theology|apophatically]], being content to encounter God personally and yet realize the inadequacy of the human mind to comprehend Him.
In addition, since man is made in the image of God, man also has three natures. Both man and woman have three parts: body, soul, and spirit. God the Son is comparable to the body since the Son is God incarnate. [[God the Father]] is comparable to the soul, or mind, since he was the mind that created everything. The
[[Holy Spirit ]] is comparable to man's Spirit. As the body of man is the temple of our spirit, the body of [[Jesus Christ]] is the temple to the Holy Spirit which proceeds from the Father through the Son.
The primary statement of what the Church believes about God is to be found in the [[Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed]].