Obrazy na stronie
PDF
ePub

ON

THE ROMAN SCHISM.

PART I.

CONTAINING THE TESTIMONY OF THE GENERAL COUNCILS OF THE FIRST SEVEN CENTURIES

AFTER CHRIST.

ON

THE ROMAN SCHISM.

PART I.

TESTIMONIES OF THE CIVIL AND ECCLESIASTICAL AU

THORITIES IN ENGLAND TO THE GENERAL COUNCILS OF THE FIRST SEVEN CENTURIES.

Testimony of the Civil Legislature to the first Four

General Councils. 1 Eliz. c. 1, $ 36. Provided always and be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, that such person or persons to whom your Highness, your heirs or successors, shall hereafter, by letters patent under the Great Seal of England, give authority to have or to execute any jurisdiction, power or authority spiritual, or to visit,' reform, order or correct any errors, heresies, schisms, abuses, or enormities, by virtue of this act, shall not in any wise have authority or power to order, determine, or adjudge any matter or cause to

be heresie, but only such as have heretofore been determined, ordered, or adjudged to be heresie, by the authority of the canonical scriptures, or by the first four General Councils, or any of them, or by any other general council wherein the same was declared heresie by the express and plain words of the said canonical scriptures, or such as hereafter shall be ordered, judged, or determined to be heresie, by the high court of Parliament of this realm, with the assent of the clergy in their Convocation.—Gibson's Codex, p. 48.

Testimony of the Ecclesiastical Legislature to the

same.

Canons of Ælfric, A.D. 970. 33. Quatuor Synodi erant pro vera fide adversus hæreticos, qui stulte loquebantur de Sacra Trinitate, et Salvatoris humanitate; prima fuit Nicææ, prouti antea memoravimus, et secunda fuit deinde Constantinopoli e centum quinquaginta episcopis, sanctis Dei viris; tertia fuit Ephesi, ubi ducenti episcopi erant, et quarta fuit Chalcedonii, ubi multæ centuriæ episcoporum erant : et hi omnes unanimes fuerunt inter se in constitutione quæ stabilita fuit Nicææ, et reparaverunt quicquid de ea violatum fuit. Hæ quatuor synodi observandæ sunt, prouti quatuor Christi libri in Ecclesia Christi. Multæ Synodi deinde congregabantur, sed quatuor illæ sunt præcipuæ; quoniam extinxerunt, hæreticas illas doctrinas, quas hæretici invenerunt

hæretice adversus Deum, et ii etiam constituerunt ecclesiasticum ministerium.-Wilkins, Conc. i. 254.

Testimony of the Ecclesiastical Legislature to the first

Five General Councils.

Council of Hatfield, A.D. 680. Suscipimus sanctas et universales quinque Synodos beatorum et Deo acceptabilium patrum; id est qui in Nicea congregati fuerunt trecentorum decem et octo, contra Arium impiissimum, et ejusdem dogmata.

Et in Constantinopoli, centum quinquaginta, contra vesaniam Macedonii et Eudoxii, et eorum dogmata.

Et in Epheso, primo, ducentorum, contra nequissimum Nestorium, et ejusdem dogmata.

Et in Calcedone, sexcentorum et triginta, contra Eutychen et Nestorium, et eorum dogmata.

Et iterum in Constantinopoli quinto congregati sunt concilio, in tempore Justiniani Minoris, contra Theodorum, et Theodoreti et Ibæ Epistolas, et eorum dogmata contra Cyrillum.-Wilkins, Conc. i. 52.

Testimony of the Ecclesiastical Legislature to the first

Six General Councils. Council of Calchuythe, A.D. 785. Primo omnium admonentes, et sancta et inviolata fides Nicæni concilii ab omnibus, qui sacro cultui mancipantur, fideliter ac firmiter teneatur; et omni anno in synodalibus conventibus ab episcopis singularium Ecclesiarum

« PoprzedniaDalej »