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Lastly, in a council's decisions we see the highest expression of authority of which its members are capable within the sphere of their jurisdiction, with the added strength and weight resulting from the combined action of the whole body.
Councils in which the pope is represented by legates are, indeed, also representative of the whole teaching body of the Church, but the representation is not absolute or adequate, is no real concentration of its whole authority.
The council's dignity is, therefore, not diminished, but increased, by the definition of papal infallibility, nor does that definition imply a "circular demonstration" by which the council would make the pope infallible and the pope would render the same service to the council.
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  Ecumenical council - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In Christianity, an ecumenical council or general council is a meeting of the bishops of the whole church convened to discuss and settle matters of Church doctrine and practice.
Fourth Council of the Lateran, (1215); dealt with transubstantiation, papal primacy, and conduct of clergy.
Council of Trent, (1545–1563, discontinuously); response to the challenges of Calvinism and Lutheranism to the Catholic Church, mainly by calling for introduction of a Catholic Catechism, imposition of uniformity in the liturgy of the Roman Rite (the "Tridentine Mass"), clearly defined Biblical canon.
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 Third Council of Constantinople - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Sixth Ecumenical Council met on November 7, 680 for its first session; it ended its meetings, said to have been eighteen in number, on September 16 of 681.
The chief doctrinal conclusion of the council is that Jesus has two wills as well as two natures (divine and human), and that those two wills did not conflict with or strive against each other.
When the synod assembled however, it assumed at its first session the title "Ecumenical." All five patriarchs were represented, Alexandria and Jerusalem having sent deputies although they were at the time in the hands of the Muslims.
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 council, ecumenical. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Pope John XXIII established as one of the principal themes of the Second Vatican Council the reunion of all Christians with the Church of Rome.
Two famous councils that claimed in vain to be ecumenical are the Robber Council of Ephesus (see Eutyches) and the Council of Pisa during the Great Schism.
The ecumenical movement among Protestants is not to be confused with an ecumenical council, although they share a similar aim.
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 Church history
These Councils, the last of which is the second Vatican Council (1962-1965), are not accepted by the Orthodox Church as bearing either the validity or the authority that the seven truly Ecumenical Councils possessed; and for that matter; no decisions of these Roman Catholic Councils have any bearing on the Orthodox Church.
The Fifth Ecumenical Council met in Constantinople in 553 and was convoked by Emperor Justinian I. The Monophysite controversy continued unabated even after the condemnation of Eutyches and the issuing of the Chalcedonian Statement of Faith.
Actually, the Quinisext may be considered to be the continuation of all the preceding Ecumenical Councils inasmuch as by its 2nd canon it received and ratified all of their canons and decisions.
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 All Ecumenical Councils - All the Decrees
Third Council of Constantinople (680-681), under Pope Agatho and the Emperor Constantine Pogonatus, was attended by the Patriarchs of Constantinople and of Antioch, 174 bishops, and the emperor.
Council of Constance (1414-1418), was held during the great Schism of the West, with the object of ending the divisions in the Church.
Council of Basle (1431), Eugene IV being pope, and Sigismund Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire.
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 Pius IX     Vatican I
This council was summoned by Pope Pius IX by the bull Aeterni Patris of 29 June 1868.
The purpose of the council was, besides the condemnation of contemporary errors, to define the Catholic doctrine concerning the Church of Christ.
As in other councils at which the Pope was present and presided, the decrees were in the form of bulls, at the end of which was the clear declaration: "with the approval of the sacred council".
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 The Eighth Ecumenical Council and the Condemnation of the Filioque
The Eighth Ecumenical Council and the Condemnation of the Filioque
The Photian Council of 879/880 is indeed the Eighth Ecumenical of the Catholic Church, Eastern and Western and Orthodox.
The Council was summoned by Emperor Basil and was attended by the legates of Pope John VIII and of all the Eastern Patriarchs.
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 First Ecumenical Council - OrthodoxWiki
The council was summoned in the year 325 by the Emperor St. Constantine the Great, who desired unity in the Roman Empire and thus called the Church's bishops together to settle the raging of the heresy of Arianism, the doctrine that Jesus Christ was a created being and therefore not truly the one God.
Earlier in the year, there had already been a council at Antioch, presided over by St. Hosius of Cordoba, which condemned Arianism and its followers, even explicitly naming Eusebius of Caesarea (who is believed to have waffled somewhat on the question).
All the bishops at the council signed the Creed except for two, Theonas of Marmarica and Secundus of Ptolemais, who were subsequently deposed by the Church and then exiled by the emperor, along with Arius, who also refused to accept the decrees of the council.
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 ecumenical council — FactMonster.com
As with all councils, its canons usually begin with a detailed statement of the common faith.
ecumenical council: Authority of the Councils - Authority of the Councils The traditional opinion is that when the bishops of the world unite to...
ecumenical council: Purposes of the Councils - Purposes of the Councils The common purpose of the first eight councils was to determine whether...
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 Medieval Sourcebook: Fifth Ecumenical Council: Constantinople II, 553
At the XIVth Session of that synod the examination of the genuineness of the acts of the Second Council of Constantinople was resumed.
The council however was not received in all parts of the West, although it had obtained the approval of the Pope.
Council of Constantinople was received all the world over as the Fifth Ecumenical Council; and was fully recognized as such by the Sixth Council in 680.
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 Ecumenical Accountability
Ecumenical worship occurs in differing contexts according to circumstance and need, whenever and wherever Christians of varying traditions intentionally come together to witness and celebrate their life in Christ.
Funerals often are appropriate occasions for ecumenical participation, subject to the circumstances of the ceremony and the practice of the church and denomination involved.
Ecumenical protocol involves interacting graciously with members of other churches, understanding their traditions and customs, showing genuine respect for persons and for the offices they may hold in those churches.
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 Eccumenical Council of Florence and Council of Basel
Eccumenical Council of Florence and Council of Basel
This move was supported by the council fathers loyal to the pope, who however were in a minority, and in the 25th session they voted for the city of Ferrara.
To you, her spouse, and to you most reverend and reverend fathers, who share in solicitude and have been summoned to this sacred and ecumenical council, she is forced to cry and shout with many sighs and sobs: Have pity on me, have pity on me, at least you my fiends'.
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 Questions about the Sunday of the Holy Fathers of the First ecumenical council l
The Holy Spirit guided the church, and this guidance is magnificently made manifest in the ecumenical councils, when dogmas were confirmed and heretics were put to shame.
Through the Holy Spirit, who guided the Holy Fathers in the councils and confirmed their pronouncements in the mind of the Church, the Orthodox Faith, which is nothing less than the only correct and saving faith in the true God, was preserved.
There have been seven ecumenical councils, which were always convened when there was some heresy that was endangering the purity of the Orthodox faith.
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 ecumenical council
ecumenical council: Authority of the Councils - Authority of the Councils The traditional opinion is that when the bishops of the world unite to...
ecumenical council: Purposes of the Councils - Purposes of the Councils The common purpose of the first eight councils was to determine whether...
The Reformed Ecumenical Council: its identity and ecumenical involvement.
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 1st Ecumenical Council   (Site not responding. Last check: )
NOTE:  It is important to know that a few years before the First Ecumenical Council met, in 319, the Arians proclaimed that “There was a time when the son was not”.
Constantine called together a council of all the bishops in the land to settle the dispute as to whether or not Jesus was always God.
The fathers of the council are always commemorated on the Sunday after the Ascension.
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 The Third Ecumenical Council
The Council decreed that Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God (Logos), is complete God and complete man, with a rational soul and body.
The Virgin Mary is "Theotokos" because she gave birth not to man but to God who became man. The union of the two natures of Christ took place in such a fashion that one did not disturb the other.
The Council declared the text of the "Creed" decreed at the First and Second Ecumenical Councils to be complete and forbade any change (addition or deletion).
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 The Second Ecumenical Council
The Council condemned Macedonius' teaching and defined the doctrine of the Holy Trinity.
The Council decreed that there was one God in three persons ("hypostases"): Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
He was a scholar who studied in Athens with St. Basil the Great; became Patriarch of Constantinople (379); presided at the Second Ecumenical Council; a poet and profound thinker.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: First Council of Constantinople
This council was called in May, 381, by Emperor Theodosius, to provide for a Catholic succession in the patriarchal See of
In 1215, at the Fourth Lateran Council (op.
patriarch, and in 1439, at the Council of Florence, for the Greek
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Nestorius, writing, with ten bishops, to the emperor to complain that the council was to begin without waiting for the Antiochenes and the Westerns, had spoken of the violence of the people, egged on by their bishop Memnon who (so the heretic said) had shut the
It contained a general exhortation to the council, and concluded by saying that the legates had instructions to carry out what the pope had formerly decided; doubtless the council would agree.
But in spite of all the exertions of the Antiochan party, the representatives of the envoys whom the council was eventually allowed to send, with the legate Philip, to the Court, persuaded the emperor to accept the great council as the true one.
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 The Second Vatican Ecumenical Council - Dedicated to "The Immaculate".
Long before the Council began, the bishops of the Catholic world were asked to submit their proposals for subjects to be raised in the Council sessions.
The Council drew attention to the age-old tradition of sacred music and singing, closely linked to the liturgy; and the Constitution declares that worship becomes more noble when it is carried out with solemn singing, especially when the celebrant, ministers and people take an active part.
The Council Fathers decided to submit this question to the Pope for a ruling, and expressed the hope that this ruling would be given in advance of the promulgation of the reform in Canon Law.
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 Melkite Greek Catholic Church Information Center First Ecumenical Council also named Council of Nicaea I in 325
The First Ecumenical Council also named Council of Nicaea I in 325 produced the first portion of the Nicean Creed.
The First Ecumenical Council concentrated on clarifying the understanding of Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ is both fully Holy God and fully Man.
Later, Ecumenical Councils would continue the work of this First Ecumenical Council, more completely stating our understanding of the Holy Trinity, One Holy God in Three Persons.
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