I just got done with the Council of Chalcedon and it was kind of confusing.
Here are some questions I have:
-It starts off talking about a “robber council” which I cant figure out
-How do you pronounce “eutyches”?
-The problem guy is Eutyches but I didnt see how he was much different than Nestorius. They both said there was an original separation of flesh and divine. They both said that the divine came upon the flesh at a time after the flesh was created and used the body as a temple or carrier. The only difference that I see is that Eutyches said that there was a mixture of the two natures instead of the fullness of each, but wouldnt Nestorius have had to believe that as well?
-Here is an AMAZING passage:
It is he, Jesus Christ who has come through water and blood, not in water only, but in water and blood. And because the Spirit is truth, it is the Spirit who testifies. For there are three who give testimony–Spirit and water and blood. And the three are one. [1 John 5:8] In other words, the Spirit of sanctification and the blood of redemption and the water of baptism. These three are one and remain indivisible. None of them is separable from its link with the others. The reason is that* it is by this faith that the catholic church lives and grows*, by believing that neither the humanity is without true divinity nor the divinity without true humanity.
This paragraph seems to totally destroy that KJV interpretation where it adds the terms the “Father Son and Holy Spirit” are one. Am I right on this one?
-It says to expel anyone who says:
the divinity of the Only-begotten is passible
so what does “passible” mean?
-In Canon 15 it says:
No woman under forty years of age is to be ordained a deacon, and then only after close scrutiny.
I thought women cant become deacons. Can they?
-overall those canons seem to be going after greedy clerics, kind of sad it had to come down to formal laws to stop it.