3 Natures in Christ
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The second ecumenical council of constantinople

Constantinople II

Capitula, Canon 7

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"If anyone using the expression, in two natures, does not confess that our one Lord Jesus Christ has been revealed in the divinity and in the humanity, so as to designate by that expression a difference of the natures of which an ineffable union is unconfusedly made, [a union] in which neither the nature of the Word was changed into that of the flesh, nor that of the flesh into that of the Word, for each remained that it was by nature, the union being hypostatic; but shall take the expression with regard to the mystery of Christ in a sense so as to divide the parties, or recognising the two natures in the only Lord Jesus, God the Word made man, does not content himself with taking in a theoretical manner the difference of the natures which compose him, which difference is not destroyed by the union between them, for one is composed of the two and the two are in one, but shall make use of the number [two] to divide the natures or to make of them Persons properly so called: let him be anathema."

The difference is theoretical because the union of the two natures is real. Therefore, there is One Being, Christ who is fully God and Fully man, In two natures that have come together into an ineffable union, so that after the union we do not recognize "two" except abstractly and theoretically. If we recognize "two" really, then we divide the one Christ. All the Properties of Humanity remain without change or confusion or Diminution, and all the Properties of the Divinity remain without Diminution in the one incarnate Christ- Fully God, and Fully Man. Of the manhood according to the virgin, of the Divinity according to his eternal generation, and in each nature that has come together into an ineffable union.

Remember, Hypostatic does not mean "Person" in the sense of a rational being. It is an individuated subsistence. It is something that has a concrete reality and that exists in itself as a single "thing." The Hypostatic union therefore is the Composition of Christ in the unity of a single Personal being. Just as man has "One nature" though he is clearly composed of two, so in Christ there is One Incarnate Nature that is the Hypostatic Union of the two natures.

So St. Cyril taught. The teaching of Cyril is the seal of orthodox Christology.
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3 Natures in Christ - by UnamSanctam - 07-19-2011, 01:57 PM
Re: 3 Natures in Christ - by Walty - 07-19-2011, 02:29 PM
Re: 3 Natures in Christ - by UnamSanctam - 07-21-2011, 08:16 PM
Re: 3 Natures in Christ - by SouthpawLink - 07-21-2011, 10:42 PM
Re: 3 Natures in Christ - by UnamSanctam - 07-22-2011, 02:00 PM
Re: 3 Natures in Christ - by Gregory I - 07-22-2011, 07:06 PM
Re: 3 Natures in Christ - by UnamSanctam - 07-22-2011, 08:18 PM
Re: 3 Natures in Christ - by Gregory I - 07-22-2011, 09:51 PM
Re: 3 Natures in Christ - by Doce Me - 07-23-2011, 12:31 AM
Re: 3 Natures in Christ - by Gregory I - 07-23-2011, 01:01 AM
Re: 3 Natures in Christ - by UnamSanctam - 07-24-2011, 05:12 PM
Re: 3 Natures in Christ - by Gregory I - 07-24-2011, 06:44 PM
Re: 3 Natures in Christ - by UnamSanctam - 07-24-2011, 06:56 PM
Re: 3 Natures in Christ - by Gregory I - 07-24-2011, 07:13 PM
Re: 3 Natures in Christ - by Doce Me - 07-25-2011, 10:39 PM
Re: 3 Natures in Christ - by UnamSanctam - 07-26-2011, 12:18 AM
Re: 3 Natures in Christ - by Gregory I - 07-26-2011, 12:36 AM
Re: 3 Natures in Christ - by Doce Me - 07-30-2011, 12:10 AM
Re: 3 Natures in Christ - by Gregory I - 07-30-2011, 01:12 AM
Re: 3 Natures in Christ - by Doce Me - 07-30-2011, 11:01 PM
Re: 3 Natures in Christ - by Gregory I - 07-30-2011, 11:35 PM
Re: 3 Natures in Christ - by wulfrano - 07-31-2011, 03:28 AM
Re: 3 Natures in Christ - by Gregory I - 07-31-2011, 03:48 AM
Re: 3 Natures in Christ - by wulfrano - 07-31-2011, 03:52 AM
Re: 3 Natures in Christ - by UnamSanctam - 08-01-2011, 12:12 AM
Re: 3 Natures in Christ - by wulfrano - 08-01-2011, 12:42 AM
Re: 3 Natures in Christ - by UnamSanctam - 08-01-2011, 01:44 PM
Re: 3 Natures in Christ - by Walty - 08-01-2011, 01:52 PM
Re: 3 Natures in Christ - by UnamSanctam - 08-01-2011, 01:58 PM
Re: 3 Natures in Christ - by Walty - 08-01-2011, 02:18 PM
Re: 3 Natures in Christ - by wulfrano - 08-01-2011, 06:54 PM
Re: 3 Natures in Christ - by Gregory I - 08-01-2011, 07:26 PM
Re: 3 Natures in Christ - by wulfrano - 08-01-2011, 07:58 PM
Re: 3 Natures in Christ - by Gregory I - 08-01-2011, 08:53 PM
Re: 3 Natures in Christ - by UnamSanctam - 08-02-2011, 12:11 AM
Re: 3 Natures in Christ - by Walty - 08-02-2011, 12:17 AM
Re: 3 Natures in Christ - by UnamSanctam - 08-02-2011, 12:24 AM
Re: 3 Natures in Christ - by wulfrano - 08-02-2011, 02:42 AM
Re: 3 Natures in Christ - by Gregory I - 08-02-2011, 03:10 AM
Re: 3 Natures in Christ - by wulfrano - 08-02-2011, 03:31 AM
Re: 3 Natures in Christ - by Walty - 08-02-2011, 04:42 AM
Re: 3 Natures in Christ - by wulfrano - 08-02-2011, 07:35 PM
Re: 3 Natures in Christ - by UnamSanctam - 08-02-2011, 08:28 PM
Re: 3 Natures in Christ - by wulfrano - 08-02-2011, 08:48 PM
Re: 3 Natures in Christ - by Walty - 08-02-2011, 10:54 PM
Re: 3 Natures in Christ - by wulfrano - 08-03-2011, 12:52 AM
Re: 3 Natures in Christ - by Gregory I - 08-03-2011, 01:01 AM
Re: 3 Natures in Christ - by wulfrano - 08-03-2011, 01:19 AM
Re: 3 Natures in Christ - by Walty - 08-03-2011, 01:53 PM
Re: 3 Natures in Christ - by wulfrano - 08-03-2011, 06:26 PM
Re: 3 Natures in Christ - by Walty - 08-03-2011, 06:29 PM
Re: 3 Natures in Christ - by Gregory I - 08-03-2011, 07:26 PM
Re: 3 Natures in Christ - by wulfrano - 08-03-2011, 07:30 PM
Re: 3 Natures in Christ - by Walty - 08-03-2011, 07:33 PM
Re: 3 Natures in Christ - by wulfrano - 08-03-2011, 07:54 PM
Re: 3 Natures in Christ - by Doce Me - 08-03-2011, 09:08 PM
Re: 3 Natures in Christ - by wulfrano - 08-03-2011, 10:50 PM
Re: 3 Natures in Christ - by Gregory I - 08-03-2011, 11:28 PM
Re: 3 Natures in Christ - by Walty - 08-03-2011, 11:38 PM
Re: 3 Natures in Christ - by UnamSanctam - 08-04-2011, 12:11 AM
Re: 3 Natures in Christ - by wulfrano - 08-04-2011, 01:38 AM
Re: 3 Natures in Christ - by Walty - 08-04-2011, 01:44 AM
Re: 3 Natures in Christ - by wulfrano - 08-04-2011, 01:51 AM
Re: 3 Natures in Christ - by Gregory I - 08-04-2011, 01:56 AM
Re: 3 Natures in Christ - by Walty - 08-04-2011, 02:07 AM
Re: 3 Natures in Christ - by wulfrano - 08-04-2011, 02:12 AM
Re: 3 Natures in Christ - by Walty - 08-04-2011, 02:18 AM
Re: 3 Natures in Christ - by wulfrano - 08-04-2011, 02:33 AM



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