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divinely-inspired theologies of the saints and the phronema (conscience) of the Church ; whosoever does not admit the holy Gregory Palamas and the monks who coincide with him as the most unerring advocates and protagonists of the Church and. The Fathers are precedent and the Council is pursuant. . Nevertheless, when they meet, they easily agree on the matter of uniformity in the dogmatic formulation of their identical experience. .
How is the validity of the Councils determined?
(We) follow in everything the confessions of the holy fathers, which they had observed whilst the Holy Spirit was uttering within them. These are the things we were taught to believe and have been assured of, by both our holy Fathers and their God-delivered teaching. In the clause of faith of the Sixth Ecumenical Council it says: Thus, our holy and ecumenical Council, which has ever since and to the present years driven far away the delusion of irreverence and has followed without deviation the straight path of the holy. Of decisive value is an inner universality, and not any empirical ecumenicity. It is possible for one, large, general council to prove itself to be a robber council (latrocinium or even a council of apostates. . That is precisely what the Church testifies to, with a silent «receptio». . That is how the Church synodically opines on all matters. It is very important that the Fathers of the Seventh Ecumenical Council acknowledge all the prophetic voices: We also respect the Lords and the apostolic and the prophetic voices first and foremost the truly God-bearer Theotokos also the holy and angelic powers, the blessed and. In the First Ecumenical Council a significant role was played by Athanasius the Great; in the Second Ecumenical Council it was the theology of Basil the Great, of Saint Gregory the Theologian, and of Saint Gregory of Nyssa. . Thus, with their communion with God, the holy Fathers attained divine knowledge and confessed it in the Church, within Conciliar formulations. . Copyists Note: Likewise, the Ninth Ecumenical Council of 1341 was also supported by a holy man Saint Gregory Palamas. Is it perhaps from the majority? .