Of course, referring that, ah, hymn to the doctrine of the Trinity ... well, let's just say I hear thunder and am taking cover. Where exactly do you live?
The last time I said this, Blogger "laughed me to scorn", but I've taken my antidepressants and can handle it, I think. I may sniffle a little.
I propose: The copula in Trinitarian language is not commutative. That is to say that the statement "Jesus is God" does not imply the statement, "God is Jesus", and similarly to say "The Father is God" does not imply "God is the Father". This ain't geometry.
Another way to say this is that in the scheme I laid out before, to wit:
But if the undivided Church goes with Theotokos, I'm sure not going to argue.
"I don't even have to go to the link."
See, that there is the problem with us moderns. We are so overly familiar with the words to the old hymns that we just mouth them without mining the lesson of the experience that some poor soul anguished over when writing about them under the influence of the spirits.