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An Inconvenient Conciliar Truth – Part 09

September 11, 2008

An Inconvenient Conciliar Truth – Part 09

Some folks seem to find relying on councils a comfort. For these folks, there are some inconvenient facts that they must face. This post is the ninth in what has become a multi-part series.

Quinisext Ecumenical Council (691) – Laity Forbidden to Teach

Canon 64 of the Q council begins:

That a layman must not publicly make a speech or teach, thus investing himself with the dignity of a teacher, but, instead, must submit to the ordinance handed down by the Lord, and to open his ear wide to them who have received the grace of teaching ability, and to be taught by them the divine facts thoroughly.

One cannot help but notice that this canon law has been abandoned by quite a number of “Orthodox” laity on the Internet. I’d say it was also abandoned by a number of the “Catholic” laity on the Internet, but as we learned in the last segment, they don’t accept these canons as proceeding from an ecumenical council.

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An Inconvenient Conciliar Truth – Part 08

September 10, 2008

An Inconvenient Conciliar Truth – Part 08

Some folks seem to find relying on councils a comfort. For these folks, there are some inconvenient facts that they must face. This post is the eighth in what has become a multi-part series.

Quinisext Ecumenical Council (691) – Council’s Ecumenical Status Disputed

The Quinisext Ecumenical Council is recognized by those of Eastern Orthodoxy as being an ecumenical council – connected as part of the 5th and 6th councils, which themselves did not provide canons. It was allegedly endorsed by popes Adrian I, Gregory II, and Innocent III.

Nevertheless, the Catholic Encyclopedia reports:

In fact, the West never recognized the 102 disciplinary canons of this council, in large measure reaffirmations of earlier canons. Most of the new canons exhibit an inimical attitude towards Churches not in disciplinary accord with Constantinople, especially the Western Churches.

Generally, therefore, those who adhere to Catholicism will refer to this council as the council of Trullo or the Trullian Council.

-TurretinFan


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