from a lecture given by Rudolf Steiner in Oslo, June 10, 1912:
We can speak of the Christ, right from the very beginning, as of an “initiate” — that is, one who has direct and immediate connection with the supersensible world. I have done this in my book Christianity as Mystical Fact and continually in lectures. But one cannot in the case of the Christ speak of His “initiation,” one cannot speak in His case of progress through initiations. We can say that He is an initiated one, but we can say nothing at all about how He became initiated. That is a profound distinction.