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Johann Adam Möhler
Matthew 16: 19; John 21: 15-19; Luke 22: 31 and following.
VIP: Pope Damasus did not invent this Petrine doctrine. He annunciated it more clearly than done in the past.
Office of Archdeacon, oculus episcopi
Optatus for Caecilian of Carthage, 370
Ignatius of Antioch; consenssus presbyterorum
The Lector ... acolyte, sub-deacon, deacon, presbyter, bishop
Apostolic Constitutions, Book 8
Pope Siricius to Bishop Himerius:
si eum cleri ac plebis edecumarit electio
or cleri plebisque
Emperor Valentinian II
Jovinian's assetion of the radical equality of marriage and consecrated virginity
The question of Illyricum: Bishop of Thessolonica named Vicar Apostolic
Pope Zosimus 417 - 418
Patroclus of Arles
Bishop Aurelian promised to "consider the matter at the next synod."
Pope Boniface I
Deacon Celestine: Pelagian Controversy, Nestorian Controversy
Cyril of Alexandria
Council of Ephesus
Pope Sixtus III
Saint John Cassian, Prosper of Aquitaine
Pope Saint Leo I, the Great
97 sermons perserved, 143 letters, liturgical texts, sacramentary "Veronense"
Council of Chalcedon, 451
Leo's Theology, Christology and Ecclesiology
Jesus is consubstantialis patri, consubstantialis matri
fully God and fully human: double consubstantiality
Christ's humanity connects with each of us, catch up our nature and unites it to the sacrifice of Christ on the cross, which capitulates all the Old Testament sacrifices, but his divine nature elevates the sacrifice and achieves reconciliation between God and Man.
When we, as individuals, are in Christ, we are saved, because Christ saves the body, the corpus, the Church.
The mystery of the liturgy celebrates this reality and draws us into this reality.
Easter is the "victoria iusta" but also the "justificatio," not only "abolitio peccati, but "initium ad vitam aeternam resurgenti"
The Church is communio sanctorum
The Church is a pyramid with Christ and his vicar at the head. Metropolitans gather bishops in "concordia sacerdotu,, collegium caritatis, especially in synods. We as individual Christians are gathered in this great ediface which is Christ, and in this is our salvation.
Leo I faces down Attila the Hun at Mincio in 452.