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Why don't the OO accept Chalcedon
« on: May 24, 2017, 05:02:46 PM »
I'm new to Oriental Orthodoxy and would like to know, why the OO reject the council of Chalcedon?
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Re: Why don't the OO accept Chalcedon
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2017, 05:09:32 PM »
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Re: Why don't the OO accept Chalcedon
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2017, 06:44:57 PM »
We seriously need a FAQ section for OOs.

Hmmmmmm...trying to see how to answer this one without stepping on toes...

Our Church took a particular theological principle that we felt was violated by this council.  We still stand by this principle today, but we understand that a whole lot of the problems at that time, according to discussions throughout the centuries and more recently in the 1960s, were more political and semantics than they were dogmatic.  Nevertheless, we stressed the principle of oneness in Christ, but to say "one nature" does not mean the integrity of either the humanity or the divinity is lost.  "One nature" was the preferred theological language of St. Cyril of Alexandria, and it was this emphasis that also stressed the importance of our oneness and deification in Christ.
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Re: Why don't the OO accept Chalcedon
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2017, 07:37:35 PM »
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Re: Why don't the OO accept Chalcedon
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2017, 09:30:41 PM »
We seriously need a FAQ section for OOs.

Yes, that would be useful.  :)  Likely a lot of work, though.

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Re: Why don't the OO accept Chalcedon
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2017, 10:09:37 PM »

Hmmmmmm...trying to see how to answer this one without stepping on toes...


You've already said too much. Lol
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Re: Why don't the OO accept Chalcedon
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2017, 10:12:19 PM »
They do though, kinda.
"Now, don't allow yourself to be fatigued beyond your powers; there's a amiable bein'.
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Re: Why don't the OO accept Chalcedon
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2017, 01:29:53 AM »
What Mina said!
But at the time, we understood it to be Nestorianizing! But most of these issues we fixed in the past, we should focus on the present now, both families have a lot in common and agreed on a lot of the same terminology that was so divisive in the past.   
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Re: Why don't the OO accept Chalcedon
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2017, 01:42:55 PM »
What Mina said!
But at the time, we understood it to be Nestorianizing! But most of these issues we fixed in the past, we should focus on the present now, both families have a lot in common and agreed on a lot of the same terminology that was so divisive in the past.
Tonedawg,
One of my hopes is for reconciliation between EOs and OOs, so I like alot of what you are saying. And I agree that our communities have a lot in common. So I would like to talk more with you about what you wrote.
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Re: Why don't the OO accept Chalcedon
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2017, 01:59:52 PM »
St. Cyril's Christological definition is accepted by EO's and OO's. That's good enough for me.


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Re: Why don't the OO accept Chalcedon
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2017, 02:20:38 PM »
I'm new to Oriental Orthodoxy and would like to know, why the OO reject the council of Chalcedon?

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