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6 By the word of the Lord the heavens were made, and all their host by the breath of his mouth.
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292 The Old Testament suggests and the New Covenant reveals the creative action of the Son and the Spirit,(cf. Ps 33 6; Ps 104:30; Gen 1:2-3) inseparably one with that of the Father. This creative co-operation is clearly affirmed in the Church's rule of faith: "There exists but one God. . . he is the Father, God, the Creator, the author, the giver of order. He made all things by himself, that is, by his Word and by his Wisdom", "by the Son and the Spirit" who, so to speak, are "his hands".(St. Irenaeus, Adv. haeres. 2, 30, 9; 4, 20, I: PG 7/1, 822, 1032) Creation is the common work of the Holy Trinity.
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)