Now Holy Spirit, ever One

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Author: Ambrose of Milan, 340-397

Ambrose (b. Treves, Germany, 340; d. Milan, Italy, 397), one of the great Latin church fathers, is remembered best for his preaching, his struggle against the Arian heresy, and his introduction of metrical and antiphonal singing into the Western church. Ambrose was trained in legal studies and distinguished himself in a civic career, becoming a consul in Northern Italy. When the bishop of Milan, an Arian, died in 374, the people demanded that Ambrose, who was not ordained or even baptized, become the bishop. He was promptly baptized and ordained, and he remained bishop of Milan until his death. Ambrose successfully resisted the Arian heresy and the attempts of the Roman emperors to dominate the church. His most famous convert and disciple w… Go to person page >

Author (st. 3): James Waring McCrady, b. 1938

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First Line: Now Holy Spirit, ever One
Author: Ambrose of Milan, 340-397
Author (st. 3): James Waring McCrady, b. 1938
Source: Hymnal 1982, ver.
Language: English
Publication Date: 1985
Copyright: St. 1-2 © The Church Pension Fund; St. 3 © 1982, James Waring McCrady



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