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6/12/2019 1 Comment
The Fifth Ecumenical Council
Political considerations (a desire to unify the empire against invasions) entered into the proceedings of the Second Council of Constantinople in ad 553, never a good idea. A desire to mollify both sides led to agreements that were church-wide, but the Monophysites (who believed that Christ had only one nature, a mixture of divine and human and therefore fully neither) were not really handled head-on, and therefore much less was accomplished than should have been. Confessions of faith must be clear, and we must ever seek to know well who Jesus is: true God, true man, and therefore our Redeemer and Lord. St. Paul's on the Air for Sunday, June 16th.
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No one at the Fifth Evumenical Council held the view of Eutyches, that the divine and human were one by "mixture". The "Monophysite" Party were strongly Cyrillian, I.e. Severus of Antioch. Indeed, this Council wished to exclude all vestiges of Nestorian influence.
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