Scripture & Catechism

20 All go to one place; all are from the dust, and all turn to dust again.
21 Who knows whether the spirit of man goes upward and the spirit of the beast goes down to the earth?
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703 The Word of God and his Breath are at the origin of the being and life of every creature:(cf. Ps 33:6; Ps 104:30; Gen 1:2; Gen 2:7; Eccl 3:20-21; Ezek 37:10) It belongs to the Holy Spirit to rule, sanctify, and animate creation, for he is God, consubstantial with the Father and the Son.... Power over life pertains to the Spirit, for being God he preserves creation in the Father through the Son.(Byzantine liturgy, Sundays of the second mode, Troparion of Morning Prayer)