Apostolic Canon 34, on primacy of honour, etc.
Posted 26 November 2011 - 01:01 PM
Canon 34 of the Apostolic Canons generally states," primacy of honor", or "first amongst equals". Is it the Orthodox that make this claim and does the Latin Wet recognize this canon?
Is it true that Rome's authority and approval made a council ecumenical and legitimate?
With Love and Faith in Jesus Christ,
Posted 26 November 2011 - 04:29 PM
Infact the Second Council the Pope did not attend, nor did the pope attend the fifth council although he was in the City at the time, indeed he decreed that it not take place without him but was flatly ignored. The sixth council he held a council before hand and then send legates in his place which with his aproval condemn a fomer pope Pope Honorius I as a heretic.
Posted 27 November 2011 - 08:56 AM
The church of Rome and her bishops never played a major role in the ecumenical councils except at the council of chalcedon. Councils are recognized as ecumenical in time when the oikomene embraces them, as Herman and Daniel have pointed out. All the councils were called by emperors and it was they who confirmed them. A good case study would be the council of Ephesus. Both Cyril of Alexandria and John of Antioch were banished at the end of the council, as the emperor was fed up with there bickering and fighting. They were recalled, but the decress of the council of Ephesus held in 431 A.D. did not become ecumenical until Cyril and John reconciled in 433ad. This reconciliation is found in the letter of reunion, basically John of Antioch accepted the title Theotokos as dogmatic and the anathemas against Nestorius, While Cyril embrased the Antiochan school's theology of the two natures. Later this letter of union written by Cyril in 433 was presented at Chalcedon as a canonical epistle.
Posted 29 November 2011 - 02:17 PM
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