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Offline deusveritasest

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First and Second Councils of Dvin
« on: May 27, 2010, 07:06:35 PM »
I've seen distinct sources, some of which claim that the Armenian church officially rejected Chalcedon at the First Council of Dvin in 506 and some which say that it did not do so until the Second Council of Dvin in 555. Can someone straighten this out? And perhaps provide a summary of what happened at these two councils?
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Re: First and Second Councils of Dvin
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2010, 07:44:51 PM »
You may want to get a copy of H.H. Karekin I's Council of Chalcedon and the Armenian Church.  It might be out of print right now, but I get the feeling that if you contact the Western Diocese or the Eastern Diocese, one of them should be able to scare up a copy for you.

I haven't looked at my copy recently, but if I recall correctly, His Holiness considered the first council to be a rejection of Chalcedon.  Others, though, have named the latter council as the first recorded rejection of it.  I think the problem is that Chalcedon was not mentioned by name until the latter council.  If I recall correctly, though, the first one is considered by His Holiness to be a rejection of Chalcedon because it was in reaction to the Assyrians saying that the Greeks had just had a council which vindicated their Christology. 

Again, I haven't read the book in a long time, so I am working off of my very imperfect memory.   :)

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Re: First and Second Councils of Dvin
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2010, 08:09:26 PM »
Thanks! I'll try to get a hold of it.
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