By Ócha'ni Lele

Osogbo are the spirits of misfortune within the Santería and Lucumí religion, spirits who appear to be attempting to convey us down. yet rightly understood, those spirits don't stand opposed to lifestyles and all that's reliable on the earth yet confront us with stipulations that could develop us, encourage us, and produce nice evolution to the area. As this booklet exhibits, with out misfortune in our lives, we'd by no means be aware of benefits or what it capacity to be blessed. Osogbo appear to carry misfortune but when we stick with the prescriptions of the orishas we will be able to triumph over the demanding situations and produce ourselves again to future health and stability.

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Grosdidier de Matons, Paris 1967 [SC 128], 590): ζωὴ δὲ ἐνυπόστατος ἐγὼ πέλω ὁ ποίησας τὰ σύµπαντα, ἀλλὰ σὺ ῞Αιδη τὸ πρὶν οὐκ ἦς οὐδὲ θανάτου ὑπόστασις. 45 Asterius Sophista, Homily 21,21 in Ps. 11,2b LXX (Asterii sophistae commentariorum in Psalmos quae supersunt, ed. M. Richard, Oslo 1956, 169: ῞Ωσπερ δὲ εἷς ὁ Χριστὸς καὶ πολλοὶ οἱ Χριστοί—Μὴ ἅπτεσθε τῶν χριστῶν µου—καὶ µία δικαιοσύνη καὶ πολλαὶ αἱ δικαιοσύναι— the origin of the term 19 1:30)46 and finally—most important—λόγος ἐνυπόστατος (John 1).

Pusey, vol. I, Oxford 1872 (repr. Brussels 1965), 569: ῥῆµα γὰρ Θεοῦ καὶ ὁ νόµος ἦν, εἰ καὶ µὴ ἐνυπόστατον, ὥσπερ οὖν ἐστιν ὁ Υἱός. Cf. also Epiphanius, Panarion 69, 21; ed. K. Holl, vol. 3, Leizpig 1933 (GCS 37), 171: ῎Εφηµεν δὲ ὅτι πολλαί τινες αἱ καταχρηστικῶς λεγόµεναι κατὰ καιρὸν ἐκ θεοῦ δοθεῖσαι σοφίαι, ὅτι πάντα ὁ θεὸς ἐν σοφίᾳ ἐπιτελεῖ. µία δέ ἐστιν ἡ οὖσα σοφία τοῦ πατρὸς ὁ ἐνυπόστατος θεὸς λόγος. 49 The best example is probably Epiphanius, Ancoratus 19,1 (GCS 25, 27): Αὐτὸς τοίνυν ὁ ἅγιος Λόγος ὁ ζῶν ὁ ἐνυπόστατος, ὁ βασιλεὺς ὁ ἐπουράνιος, ὁ υἱὸς ὁ γνήσιος, ὁ ἀεὶ ὢν σὺν πατρί, ὁ ἐκ πατρὸς προελθών, τὸ “ἀπαύγασµα τῆς δόξης, ὁ χαρακτὴρ τῆς ὑποστάσεως”, “ἡ εἰκὼν τοῦ πατρὸς” ἐν ἀληθείᾳ, ὁ σύνθρονος τοῦ φύσαντος … 50 Cf.

5, ed. A. Cramer, Oxford 1841, 62). 52 Homily 18; ed. H. Berthold/E. Klostermann, TU 72 [1961], 96,16–24 (ἡµεῖς τοίνυν, ἀγαπητοί, πάντοτε τὸν σκοπὸν ἡµῶν καὶ τὸν ἀγῶνα καὶ τὸν πόνον ἐκεῖ ἔχωµεν µηδεµίαν ὥραν διδόντες ἑαυτοῖς ἄνεσιν καὶ µήτε ἐν µικρῷ µήτε ἐν µεγάλῳ πράγµατι ὑπακούσωµεν ταῖς συµβουλίαις αὐτοῦ, ὅπως ἐκείνη ἡ πνευµατικὴ καὶ ἐνυπόστατος ἐργασία γένηται ἐν ἡµῖν ἡ ἀποκτέννουσα τὴν ἐν ἡµῖν κακίαν. λόγοι γὰρ µύριοι οὐδὲν ὠφελοῦσιν, ἐργασίας πνευµατικῆς χρεία ἐνυποστάτου. ἄλλος γάρ ἐστιν ὁ λόγον ἀκούων καὶ χαροποιούµενος καὶ ἄλλος ὁ ἐνέργειαν θείας δυνάµεως αἰσθανόµενος ἐν ἑαυτῷ, δι’ οὗ ἀποκτέννεται ἡ ἁµαρτία) and 98,14–18 (Παρακαλέσωµεν οὖν τὸν κύριον καὶ προσδοκήσωµεν αὐτὸν ἀδιστάκτῳ πίστει, ὅπως ἡ ἐνυπόστατος ἐργασία τοῦ ἁγίου πνεύµατος γένηται ἐν ἡµῖν ἡ ἀποκτέννουσα τὴν ἁµαρτίαν, ἵνα ἐντεῦθεν καθαρισθέντες καὶ ἁγιασθέντες ἄξιοι τῆς ἐπουρανίου βασιλείας γενώµεθα).

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