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Offline Jude1:3

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Can you please help me find The English Text for The 8th Ecumenical Council of 879-880 A.D. ?

I found this : http://www.oodegr.com/english/dogma/synodoi/8th_Synod_Dragas.htm

But I don't think that it's the full text of the Council. I just wanted ask if anyone had the full text of the council in English.

Thanks.
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I also found this but it only shows a small portion of The Council :

https://sites.google.com/site/canonsoc/home/-canons-of-the-particular-councils/constantinoplitanum-879


Constantinopolitanum 879 (upheld within the Cathedral of Holy Sophia)


Canon 1.

This holy and ecumenical Council has decreed that so far as concerns any clerics, or laymen, or bishops from Italy that are staying in Asia, or Europe, or Africa, under bond, or deposition, or anathema imposed by the most holy Pope John, all such persons are to be held in the same condition of penalization also by the most holy Patriarch of Constantinople Photius. That is to say, either deposed, or anathematized, or excommunicated. All those persons, on the other hand, whom Photius our most holy Patriarch has condemned or may condemn to excommunication, or deposition, or anathematization, in any diocese whatsoever, whether clerics or laymen or any of the persons who are of prelatical or priestly rank, are to be treated likewise by most holy Pope John, and his holy Church of God of the Romans, and be held in the same category of penalization. Nothing, however, shall affect the priorities due to the most holy throne of the Church of the Romans, nor shall anything redound to the detriment of her president, as touching the sum-total of innovations, either now or at any time hereafter.
(Ap. cc. XII, XIII, XXXII; c. VI of Antioch; c. XIV of Sardica; cc. XI, XXXVII, CXLI.).


Canon 2.

Though hitherto some bishops having descended to the habit of monks, have been forced nevertheless to remain in height of the prelacy, they have been overlooked when they did so. But, with this in mind, this holy and ecumenical Council, with a view to regulating this oversight, and readjusting this irregular practice to the ecclesiastical statutes, has decreed that if any bishop or anyone else with a prelatical office is desirous of descending to monastic life and of replenishing the region of penitence and of penance, let him no longer cherish any claim to prelatical dignity. For the monks’ conditions of subordination represent the relationship of pupilship, and not of teachership or of presidency; nor do they undertake to pastor others, but are to be content with being pastored. Wherefore, in accordance with what was said previously, we decree that none of those who are on the prelatical list and are enrolled pastors shall lower themselves to the level of the pastored and repentant. If anyone should dare to do so, after the delivery and discrimination of the decision hereby being pronounced, he having deprived himself of his prelatical rank, shall no longer have the right to return to his former status, which by actual deeds he has vitiated.


Canon 3.

If any layman, after becoming a man of authority, and conceiving a contempt for divine and imperial injunctions, and laughing to scorn the dread statutes and laws of the Church, shall dare to strike any bishop, or to imprison one, without reason or cause, or for a fictitious reason or cause, let such a one be anathema.


"By The Sign Of The Cross All Magic Is Stopped, And All Witchcraft Brought To Nothing" .....
(On The Incarnation Of The Word - 31)
• Saint Athanasius of Alexandria (296-373 A.D.)

Through the prayers of our Holy Fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us. Amen.

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I also with that I could find the text of The Ninth Ecumenical Council (Fifth Council of Constantinople) (1341, 1347, and 1351 A.D.) with Saint Gregory Palamas in English online.   
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(On The Incarnation Of The Word - 31)
• Saint Athanasius of Alexandria (296-373 A.D.)

Through the prayers of our Holy Fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us. Amen.

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"By The Sign Of The Cross All Magic Is Stopped, And All Witchcraft Brought To Nothing" .....
(On The Incarnation Of The Word - 31)
• Saint Athanasius of Alexandria (296-373 A.D.)

Through the prayers of our Holy Fathers, Lord Jesus Christ our God, have mercy on us and save us. Amen.

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Sorry.