1 edition of Apostolic Succession and the Sacramental Principle found in the catalog.
Originally published, 1971.
|Statement||Liberal Catholic Church|
|Publishers||Liberal Catholic Church|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||xvi, 61 p. :|
|Number of Pages||79|
|2||St. Alban study books|
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' But you are not to be called 'Rabbi,' for you have only one Master and you are all brothers. Certainly not; but he called the Presbyters so. Thus, the intention of the sacrament is where we have to look in order to determine, from the Catholic perspective, if a line of succession in another church is indeed validly Apostolic.
Your doctrine of ordination flows directly out of your understanding of the mono-episcopate established by Peter.
There are bishops who have the Apostolic Succession, which is a series of ordinations, but they do not have the Apostolic Tradition and life, and God works through them, if they have not been deposed. To begin, if we are to assess what the ultimate lies of the dragon are, we must first see what the greatest truths and goods of God are, and his purpose for us. " See Questions Boxp. —unless indeed you are disqualified.
The Catholic Church alone, therefore, can claim this apostolicity of origin. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you? How does it affect someone trying to identify true teachers?
In such circumstances, intercommunion remains impossible for the time being, because sacramental continuity in apostolic succession from the beginning is an indispensable element of ecclesial communion for both the Catholic Church and the Orthodox churches.
That is why we do not have a Pope in the Orthodox Church, as the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew has repeatedly stated. I am not sure how Anglicans and Eastern Orthodox handle something like this, but how could an Ecumenical Council even benefit them if there are already so many disagreements amongst themselves?
The regula fidei, that is, the sort of baptismal catechesis in which the trinitarian content of Faith is developed, constitutes in its form and content the permanent basis for the apostolicity and catholicity of the Church.
For it is not the intruder, but he whose rights are intruded upon, who is the successor, not the lawbreaker, but the lawfully appointed, not the man of contrary opinions, but the man of the same faith; if this is not what we mean by successor, he succeeds in the same sense as disease to health, darkness to light, storm to calm, and frenzy to sound sense.
Then we can see whether your assumptions are doing the work in the argument, or, as in the catholic case, you merely have to assume that the person asserting a type of governance was not ignorant or lying.
The relationship between Christ and His Body is that they are both one, where the Head is the source of all power and strength. The norm of Apostolic Succession and the Sacramental Principle - which is formally known as the regula fidei - becomes immanent in Christian life thanks to the Spirit while it remains transcendent in relation to men, since it can never be purely an individual matter but is rather by its very nature ecclesial and catholic.
Tertullian grants for the sake of argument that the Apostles teaching was corrupted also ignoring the promise of Christ to protect the Churchbut then how can it explain the universal teaching of the Church Ch. To suggest that the wealth of eye witness testimony for the resurrection is tantamount to the speculative evidence put forth so far see 15 above is perplexing for me.
This ministry does not have as its only point of reference a historical period that is now no more and that is represented by a series of documents ; given this reference back, it must be endowed with the power of representing in itself its Source, the living Christ, through an officially authorized proclamation of the Gospel and by authoritative celebration of sacramental acts, above all the Eucharist.
Hippolytus in the third century, is ordination even a prayer? BOH concludes regarding Irenaeus and Tertullian, According to St.
He added, "But that you man know that the Son of man has power on earth to forgive sins--he said to the paralytic--I say to thee, arise, take up thy pallet and go to thy house.