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Definition of Chalcedon

Definition of Chalcedon

Definition of Chalcedon The council of Chalcedon met to resolve the Monophysite controversy in which Eutyches had refused to confess the existence of two natures in Christ both after the union as well as before. The definition summarizes the Church's teaching on the natures of Christ largely in negative terms. (451 AD) Following, then, the […]

Apostles Creed

Apostles Creed

Apostles' Creed 1. I believe in God the Father, Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth: 2. And in Jesus Christ, his only begotten Son, our Lord: 3. Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary: 4. Suffered under Pontius Pilate; was crucified, dead and buried: He descended into hell: 5. The […]

Heidelberg

Heidelberg

Heidelberg Catechism Introduction The Heidelberg Catechism (1563) was composed in the city of Heidelberg, Germany, at the request of Elector Frederick III, who ruled the province of the Palatinate from 1559 to 1576. The new catechism was intended as a tool for teaching young people, a guide for preaching in the provincial churches, and a […]

Heidelberg Catechism

Heidelberg Catechism

Heidelberg Catechism Introduction The Heidelberg Catechism (1563) was composed in the city of Heidelberg, Germany, at the request of Elector Frederick III, who ruled the province of the Palatinate from 1559 to 1576. The new catechism was intended as a tool for teaching young people, a guide for preaching in the provincial churches, and a […]

Athanasian Creed _Quicumque vult

Athanasian Creed _Quicumque vult

Athanasian Creed 1. Whosoever will be saved, before all things it is necessary that he hold the catholic faith; 2. Which faith except every one do keep whole and undefiled, without doubt he shall perish everlastingly. 3. And the catholic faith is this: That we worship one God in Trinity, and Trinity in Unity; 4. […]

The Cannons of the Concil of Orange

The Cannons of the Concil of Orange

THE CANONS OF THE COUNCIL OF ORANGE (529 AD) Canons of the Council of Orange (A.D. 529) The Council of Orange was an outgrowth of the controversy between Augustine and Pelagius. This controversy had to do with degree to which a human being is responsible for his or her own salvation, and the role of […]

The Creed of Nicaea

The Creed of Nicaea

The Creed of Nicaea as approved by the Nicene Council (A.D. 325) The First Ecumenical council of Nicaea was called by emperor Constantine. The council met to deal with the schism created by Arianism. The Arians wished to avoid the heresy of Sabellius who believed in a divine monad which, by expansion, projected itself as […]

THE ANATHEMAS OF THE SECOND COUNCIL OF C...

THE ANATHEMAS OF THE SECOND COUNCIL OF CONSTANTINOPLE

THE ANATHEMAS OF THE SECOND COUNCIL OF CONSTANTINOPLE (553 AD) The Second Council of Constantinople was called to resolve certain questions that were raised by the Definition of Chalcedon, the most important of which had to do with the unity of the two natures, God and man, is Jesus Christ. The Second Council of Constantinople […]