Fifth Ecumenical Council

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The '''Fifth Ecumenical Council''' took place in Constantinople in 553 AD, and is also known as the '''Second Council of Constantinople.'''
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==History==
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The fifth of the seven [[Ecumenical Councils]] dealt with the following:
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*Reinterpreting the Chalcedonian decrees from an Alexandrian point of view
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*Explaining more constructively the two natures of Christ and how they form a single Person
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Among the [http://www.comparativereligion.com/anathemas.html anathemas] made by the Council were those against parts of the teaching of [[Origen]].
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==Commemoration ==
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The '''Holy Fathers of the Fifth  Ecumenical Council''' are commemorated on [[July 25]]  and also on the 9th Sunday after [[Pentecost]] the [[Sunday of the Fathers of the First Six Councils]].
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== Source ==
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*''The Orthodox Church'', Bishop [[Kallistos (Ware) of Diokleia]]
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== External Links ==
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*[http://www.intratext.com/IXT/ENG0835/_INDEX.HTM Canons of the seven ecumenical councils]
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*[http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsLife.asp?FSID=102090 Commemoration of the Holy 165 Fathers of the Fifth Ecumenical Council] – [[OCA]] website.
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[[Category:Church History]]
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[[Category:Councils]]
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[[Category:Ecumenical Councils]]
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[[ar:المجمع المسكوني الخامس]]
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[[ro:Sinodul V Ecumenic]]
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