Epiphanius Ancoratus 26

The angels in heaven revere with a victorious song together with the Seraphim and the Cherubim glorifying the Trinity which has the same glory, the same in rank and the same in Being singing, Holy, Holy, Holy. Three perfect vocal tones, singing in unity, not polytheistically. They are not saying “holy” four times so they do not add onto the name of the Trinity. They do not say “holy” twice so as not to make their perfect glory defective so it suffers, but three times so that the Father, Son and Holy Spirit might be sanctified with the same honour. They do not say, “holy” and “part holy” but the say equally, “holy,” with one sound, one word, and with one perfection, one and the same Trinity glorified in unity and unity in Trinity. For the Only-Begotten of God came to teach us this knowledge and, in unity, the Holy Spirit came as a herald to proclaim this to us, and the Father unveiled this perfection to us. In truth the Word made flesh gave this life as gift to us, the Holy Spirit built this dwelling for us and made His home in it. Now if any man builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw (1Cor. 3.12). There is no other foundation! For no man can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ (1Cor. 3.11), the Son of God, of whom is our dwelling, of whom is our field and it is built upon the foundation of the prophets and the apostles, of knowing that our dwelling is firm and solid being in truth, our foundation is currently present, is eternal and has not begun to be. Τhis knowledge is not in everyone according to the word of the Apostles but only those who are reckoned to be worthy of the Holy Spirit to have insight into the mysteries of the truth. He revealed Himself, His Father and the Holy Spirit casting blame on some of them for their ignorance when He said, You are mistaken, not understanding the Scriptures nor the power of God (Matt. 22.29), and it says elsewhere again, He who has ears to hear, let him hear (Mk. 4.9), and again, If you only knew who it was you were seeking to get a drink from, you would ask . . He was saying to the Samaritan woman, and again, You do not know what kind of spirit you are (Lk. 9.55). The knowledge is not in everyone. The gifts of God are unlike any other. The holy word says From everyone who has been given much, much will be required (Lk. 12.48), with some receiving a small amount, some not receiving anything and others will receive an extraordinary amount.