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  Eutyches. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
But Eutyches was accused of heresy and deposed by a local synod called by St. Flavian, patriarch of Constantinople (Nov., 448).
Eutyches appealed to his friends, and Theodosius called a general council to meet at Ephesus, Aug. 1, 449.
The so-called council reinstated Eutyches, declared him orthodox, and deposed Flavian and Eutyches’ accuser, Eusebius of Dorylaeum.
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  Eutyches - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In opposition to this, Eutyches went so far as to affirm that after the union of the two natures, the human and the divine, Christ had only one nature, that of the incarnate Word, and therefore His human body was essentially different from other human bodies.
The energy and imprudence of Eutyches in asserting his opinions led to his being accused of heresy by Domnus II of Antioch and Eusebius, bishop of Dorylaeum, at a synod presided over by Flavian at Constantinople in 448.
This judgment is the more interesting as being in distinct conflict with the opinion of the bishop of Rome—Leo—who, departing from the policy of his predecessor Celestine, had written very strongly to Flavian in support of the doctrine of the two natures and one person.
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 Eutyches - LoveToKnow 1911   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
In this he went beyond Cyril and the Alexandrine school generally, who, although they expressed the unity of the two natures in Christ so as almost to nullify their duality, yet took care verbally to guard themselves against the accusation of in any way circumscribing or modifying his real and true humanity.
It would seem, however, that Eutyches differed from the Alexandrine school chiefly from inability to express his meaning with proper safeguards, for equally with them he denied that Christ's human nature was either transmuted or absorbed into his divine nature.
The energy and imprudence of Eutyches in asserting his opinions led to his being accused of heresy by Domnus of Antioch and Eusebius, bishop of Dorylaeum, at a synod presided over by Flavian at Constantinople in 448.
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Eutyches in 448 was seventy years of age, and had been for thirty years archimandrite of a monastery outside the walls of Constantinople, where he ruled over three hundred monks.
Eutyches had been accusing various personages of covert Nestorianism, and at the end of the session of this synod one of those inculpated, Eusebius, Bishop of Dorylaeum, brought the question forward, and proffered a counter charge of heresy against the archimandrite.
Eutyches continues: "I requested that this might be made known to your holiness, and that you might judge as you should think fit, declaring that in every way I should follow that which you approve." It was untrue that Eutyches at the council had appealed to the pope.
www.catholicity.com /encyclopedia/e/eutyches.html   (1996 words)

Incarnation, and is spoken of indifferently as the Eutychian or the Monophysite heresy, though Eutyches was not its originator, and though he was repudiated and condemned by many of the Monophysites, who all looked upon St.
Eutyches in 448 was seventy years of age, and had been for thirty years archimandrite of a monastery outside the walls of
Eutyches answered: "Since you say so, I agree with all"; and he further explained that the body of Christ is the body of God, not of a man, though it is a human body.
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 Robber Council of Ephesus
Eutyches then was introduced, and declared that he held the Nicene Creed, to which nothing could be added, and from which nothing could be taken away.
The bishops agreed that the Acts of the condemnation of Eutyches, at a council held at Constantinople in November, 448, should be read, but the legates asked that the pope's letter might be heard first.
Eutyches interrupted with the complaint that he did not trust the legates; they had been to dine with Flavian, and had received much courtesy.
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 Council of Chalcedon
Eutyches, who appeared before this synod, protested, on the contrary, that before the Incarnation there were two natures, but after the union there was only one nature in Christ; and the humanity of Christ was not of the same essence as ours.
Eutyches won the sympathy of the emperor; through the monk's representations and those of Dioscurus, Patriarch of Alexandria, the emperor was induced to invoke a new council, to be held at Ephesus.
The clerics among the followers of Eutyches, hitherto orthodox, and the monks of his monastery, were to be expelled from Roman territory, as once the Manichaeans were.
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 Archive of Glastonbury Review
However, even taken as a stage in the development of a Common Christology, it is certainly clear that it describes the traditional and historic Oriental Orthodox Christology, and there is nothing within it which cannot be found in the documents of the Oriental Orthodox Churches.
It is quite clear that Eutyches is universally condemned and anathematised by the Oriental Orthodox, and always has been, even from the very earliest period.
Eutyches said that the human nature was absorbed and dissolved in the Divine nature as a drop of vinegar in the ocean.
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 Council of Chalcedon - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Thus, many understood Eutyches to be advocating a sort of reversal of Arianism -- where Arius had denied the divine nature of Jesus, Eutyches seemed to be denying his human nature.
In November 447, during a local synod in Constantinople, Eutyches was denounced as a heretic by the bishop of Dorylaeum, Eusebius, with the demand that he be removed from his office.
Dioscorus held his own synod reinstating Eutyches, and the emperor called a council to be held in Ephesus in 449, inviting Pope Leo I, who agreed to be represented by three legates.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Council_of_Chalcedon   (1969 words)

 A History Of The Church - Volume I - Chapter 9 - Section 3
Eutyches was himself a highly influential person in the religious life, not of the capital only but of all the Eastern Empire.
Eutyches, then, had the means to impress his ideas on a very large world indeed and in theology his ideas were Apollinarian.
Eutyches was placed in retirement, and gradually, one by one, the bishops of the Latrocinium went back on their acclamations and votes.
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 St Flavian
In a council, held by St. Flavian in 448, Eutyches was accused of this error by Eusebius of Dorylaeum, his former friend, and it was there condemned as heretical, and the author was cited to appear to give an account of his faith.
Eutyches said privately to his guards that he appealed to the bishops of Rome, Egypt, and Jerusalem; and in a letter he wrote to St. Leo, to complain of his usage in the council, he endeavoured to impose on the pope.
Eutyches was there, and two officers from the emperor with a great number of soldiers.
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 The Christological Controversies
Eutyches was supported by Dioscorus, bishop of Alexandria, while Flavian, the bishop of Constantinople condemned Eutyches' teaching.
This controversy was to be settled at the second council of Ephesus (449, often called the Robber Council), and this ended in violence, the death of Flavian, and the triumph of Eutyches and Dioscorus.
The Council of Chalcedon condemned Eutyches and monophysitism.
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 Leo and Theodoret, Dioscorus and Eutyches
Eutyches had been condemned as denying that Christ is consubstantial with us.
But Eutyches had confessed that, although Christ is not consubstantial with us, his mother is. In the case of Eutyches we end up with a contradiction.
At this conference the Severians supported that Eutyches was indeed a heretic and that Dioscoros accepted him as one repentant and finally confessing the faith that Christ is consustantial with his mother.
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 The Fourth Ecumenical Council
In investigating the case of Eutyches, the council strove mainly to ascertain whether Eutyches was in agreement with the epistle of Saint Cyril referred to above and with the words of the confession of John of Antioch where were contained therein.
To prevent the heresy of Eutyches from resulting in grievous consequences for the Church, the fathers of the council proposed that he anathematize all that was contrary to the dogmas read out at the council.
Of course, Eutyches, as the principal champion of the Monophysite heresy, was thereafter declared to be Orthodox and was restored to the dignity of archimandrite and the rank of priest.
www.orthodoxinfo.com /ecumenism/hist_fourth.aspx   (8106 words)

 "Tome of Leo"
Eutyches had no idea how he ought to think about the incarnation of the Word of God; and he had no desire to acquire the light of understanding by working through the length and breadth of the holy scriptures.
But if it was beyond Eutyches to derive sound understanding from this, the purest source of the christian faith, because the brightness of manifest truth had been darkened by his own peculiar blindness, then he should have subjected himself to the teaching of the gospels.
This Eutyches must be judged to be extremely destitute of this mystery of the faith.
www.ewtn.com /faith/teachings/incac1.htm   (1723 words)

 Circle of Prayer - The Church in Crisis - A History of the General Councils 325 to 1870 - Chapter 4
Eutyches saw himself as fighting a revival of Nestorianism, and he said this, in so many words, in a letter to the pope, some time in the spring of 448.
When Eutyches finally consented to appear, he arrived with a high official of the court, sent by the emperor, as his protector, and with an escort of hundreds of monks.
Eutyches then appeared, to read his appeal against the sentence of the synod of the previous November, and the legates made a second effort to have Leo's letter read.
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 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology, page 128 (v. 2)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
He was condemned, in spite of the extent of his influence at court, where Chrysaphius, eunuch and chief chamberlain to Theodosius II., was a close friend of Dioscurus, and godson to Eutyches.
The result was that Dioscurus and Eutyches were condemned, and the doctrine of Christ in one person and two natures finally declared to be the faith of the church.
The followers of Eutyches, however, under the name of Monophysites, continued to pro­pagate their opinions, though with little success, till the 6th century, when a great revival of those doc­trines took place under the auspices of Jacob Bara-daeus, who died bishop of Edessa, A. d, 588.
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 Gathering Clouds: A Tale of the Days of St. Chrysostom | Christian Classics Ethereal Library
Eutyches hastened to the Patriarch, and begged that the young Goth might occupy his own bed and chamber till his recovery, or death, as he could himself easily sleep in an adjoining room in the many-chambered palace.
Eutyches anxiously awaited the hour when he should awake to perfect consciousness and the delirium would cease, in which he murmured constantly of the scenes of 280 recent slaughter, which seemed to shroud his memory in a mist of blood.
It was evening, and the warm sunlight streaming through the lattice, with an infinitely soft air from the sea, which, came in laden with the balm of the innumerable roses in the garden, shone and breathed on the boy’s face.
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 One Physis or Hypostasis of God the Logos Incarnate
Eutyches was excommunicated, but either during the Synod or later he appealed his case to the bishops of Rome, Alexandria, Jerusalem, and Thessalonica.
Although Eutyches was quite defendable in his refusal to anathematize those who teach One Nature Incarnate of the Logos, since, as he said, he could not anathematize the Fathers of the Church, he could not be defended for his denial that Christ is consubstantial with us.
Nevertheless, Eutyches was not restored to communion as a result of this Review Conference, either because Presbyter John's testimony was not accepted, or because Eutyches refused to accept two natures after the union.
www.orthodoxunity.org /article06.html   (9231 words)

 Rejection of Pascal's Wager: From Nestorianism to Monothelitism
Eutyches (c378-454), an abbot in a monastery in Constantinople, must surely have thought he had hit upon the right formula at last when he taught, in opposition to Nestorius, that the two natures of Jesus were nevertheless commingled to form a single nature.
Eutyches, with the support of the Egyptian bishops, particularly Dioscorus (d454), bishop of Alexandria, tried his best to convince the council of the orthodoxy of his teachings.
Eutyches took advantage of the tumult and manage to convince the council to acquit him of heresy and have him reinstated as an abbot.
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 EAST & WEST (This Rock: June 1998)
That relation was disastrously described by Eutyches (378-451), archimandrite of a monastery outside Constantinople, in terms of a heresy that convulsed the Church in the East.
He urged Eutyches "to attend obediently in all things to all that is written by the most blessed Pope of the city of Rome.
The Emperor Justinian appointed as president of the assembly Dioscorus, patriarch of Alexandria and ally of Eutyches.
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The Emperor’s goal in convoking the council was to reconsider the sentence passed on Eutyches by the Flavian council, thus deeming it a court of appeal.
Eutyches, then, affirmed by mouth that the minutes of the Flavian council were falsified, and appealed for justice.
An inevitable consequence of the acquittal of Eutyches was the condemnation of Flavianus and those who signed with him, for the Orthodox Church had already established the principle that ex-communication was a two-edged sword, if passed unjustly must rebound on whoever pronounced it.
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 Lives of the Saints, February 17, St. Francis Regis Clet, St. Flavian
In 448 Flavian had to condemn the rising heresy of the abbot Eutyches, who was a relative of Chrysaphius; the unfortunate abbot obstinately denied that Our Lord was in two perfect natures after His Incarnation.
Eutyches drew to his cause all the bad elements which gathered about the Byzantine court.
Eutyches entered into this “robber council,” as it is called, surrounded by soldiers.
magnificat.ca /cal/engl/02-17.htm   (768 words)

 Eutyches: Free Encyclopedia Articles at Questia.com Online Library
EUTYCHES yoo tikes, c.378 c.452, archimandrite in Constantinople...with the Antiochenes in 433 that Christ had two natures, Eutyches and Dioscurus insisted that Christs humanity was absorbed...Eutychianism, confined Theodoret to his diocese (448).
But Eutyches was accused of heresy and deposed by a local synod called...
It was anticipated by Apollinarianism and was continuous with the principles of Eutyches, whose doctrine had been rejected in 451 at Chalcedon (see Chalcedon, Council of).
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