Chalcedon in 451

Chalcedon in 451 - separation The distinction between the...

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The Fourth Ecumenical Council at Chalcedon in 451: Following the holy Fathers, we unanimously teach and confess one and the same Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, the same perfect in divinity and perfect in humanity, the same truly God and truly man, composed of rational soul and body; consubstantial with the father as to his divinity and consubstantial with us as to his humanity; “like us in all things but sin.” He was begotten from the Father before all ages as to his divinity and in these last days, for us and for our salvation, was born as to his humanity of the virgin Mary, the Mother of God. We confess that one and the same Christ, Lord, and only-begotten Son, is to be acknowledged in two natures without confusion, change, division, or
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Unformatted text preview: separation. The distinction between the natures was never abolished by their union, but rather the character proper to each of the two natures was preserved as they came together in one person (prosopon) and one hypostasis. Source: CCC Par. 469 After having heard the Tome of Leo (Pope Leo I d. 461), the Council delegates said: “This is the faith of the Fathers and of the Apostles. This we all believe. Peter has spoken through Leo…Anathema to him who teaches otherwise.” Pope Leo I had written to the Council about the 2 natures, 1 person, united, unconfused, distinct. Pope Leo I endorsed all decisions of the Council but one....
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