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The Eucharist, Synodality, and Collegiality: The Theology of Metropolitan John Zizioulas and the Vision of Pope Francis MONKS AND MERMAIDS (A BENEDICTINE BLOG) - October 22, 2015 ... united into one for their Eucharist to be proper ecclesiologically. Ecclesial unity on a universal level is essential for the Eucharist. [Nicolaus 10, 1982 pp333-49] I. The subject on which I have been asked to speak is important and vast. Although it is a subject on which I have worked for many years, I fell inadequate to deal with it properly in a brief lecture. What I intend to do here is to offer some general suggestions which may help to deepen the discussion of the ...http://fatherdavidbirdosb.blogspot.com/2015/10/the-eucharist-synodality-and.html
The Year of Mercy: Going Back to the Basic Gospel MONKS AND MERMAIDS (A BENEDICTINE BLOG) - September 29, 2015 ... in his madness, to that profundity and that distance. There is in fact no limit to human fallenness, either. And the Lord descends into Hades, to the very depths of human sin, and there is no terrible, vile, and heinous sin that man has done to which Christ has not reached, which Christ has not touched, which Christ has not taken upon Himself. There is no abomination that Christ has not experienced through His crucifixion and His descent into Hades. It is precisely because He experienced this, ...http://fatherdavidbirdosb.blogspot.com/2015/09/the-year-of-mercy-going-back-to-basic.html
Ecumenism in the 21st Century: Can We Really Be One? EYES ON HEAVEN - August 31, 2015 ... Progress Yes, the challenges are real, but progress is real too. Many theological and pastoral steps toward greater unity have been achieved. The Catholics and Lutherans released a joint declaration on the doctrine of justification in 1999, almost 400 years after the start of the Protestant Reformation. While numerous differences remain, we have reached agreement on one of the major issues that caused the original split. The World Methodist Council, representing 80 Methodist denominations ...http://eyesonheaven.net/ecumenism-in-the-21st-century-can-we-really-be-one/