Ecumenical Council Importance

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This first Ecumenical Council was of supreme importance because "the revelation of Christ through the apostles is complete, inviolate, sufficient, eternal, immutable, and not subject to any change whatever" (Burton Coffman) and any attempt to meddle with this Christology will be resisted with all the might of The Church. The Second Ecumenical Council, Constantinople, 381 AD This Council took place in Constantinople (present day Turkey) and is sometimes referred to as the fist Council of Constantinople because three Councils altogether took place there. As mentioned earlier the first Ecumenical Council did not please everybody and dissension continued unabated and as a result this second council was called. It was presided over by Theodosius…show more content…
one and the same Christ, Son, Lord, only-begotten, recognized in two natures, without confusion, without change, without division, without separation; the distinction of natures being in no way annulled by the union, but rather the characteristics of each nature being preserved and coming together to form one person and subsistence (hypostasis), not as parted or separated into two persons, but one and the same Son and Only-begotten God the Word, Lord Jesus…show more content…
It also reiterated and confirmed the decisions of previous councils in particular the Church's teaching on the dual nature of Christ, and reaffirmed that He is both Truly God and Truly Man. It also issued the Theopaschite Formula. This formula " One of the Trinity suffered" properly understood was the orthodox response to Nestorianism. This Council also condemned the Three Chapters, a compendium of the writings of Theodore of Mopsuestia, Theodoret of Cyrus, and Ibas of Edessa who were advocates of Antiochene theology, emphasizing Christ's humanity at the expense of his deity. Their opponents held Alexandrian theology emphasizing Christ's

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