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  • POPE BENEDICT XV1 IN HIS APOSTOLIC LETTER “PORTA FIDEI” THE YEAR OF FAITH – OCT 11, 2012 TO NOV 24, 2013 A RENEWED CONVERSION TO THE LORD JESUS AND THE REDISCOVERY OF FAITH
  • WHAT THE CATHOLICS SHOULD KNOW -1 APOSTLES CREED MARIOLOGY 1 & 2 SACRAMENTS WORKS OF MERCY THE BEATITUDES MISSION, PRECEPTS OF THE CHURCH & MARKS OF THE CHURCH
  • WHAT THE CATHOLICS SHOULD KNOW-2 SOURCES OF KNOWLEDGE –JESUS CHRIST ECUMENISM TEN COMMANDMENTS GIFTS AND FRUITS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT THEOLOGICAL AND CARDINAL VIRTUES THE EUCHARIST
  • JESUS CHRIST, THE LORDWITH MANY EYES AND FACES * HE DIED ON THE CROSSTO REDEEM MANKIND FROM SIN
  • KNOWLEDGE OF ECUMENISM OUTLINE  DEFINITION  OBJECTIVES THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH DEVELOPMENT OF THE CHURCH  VATICAN II  ORTHODOX CHURCH  ANGLICAN CHURCH  PROTESTANTS  PRAYER FOR UNITY
  • ECUMENISM “ THE MOVEMENT OF CHRISTIANS AND THEIR CHURCHES TOWARD THE UNITY WILLED BY CHRIST”( Catholic Word Book, Knights of Columbus) VATICAN II CALLED THE MOVEMENT: “ THOSE ACTIVITIES AND ENTERPRISES WHICH, ACCORDING TO VARIOUS NEEDS OF THE CHURCH AND OPPORTUNE OCCASIONS, ARE STARTED AND ORGANIZED FOR THE FOSTERING OF UNITY AMONG CHRISTIANS” (Decree on Ecumenism, No. 4)
  • PONTIFICAL COUNCIL FOR THE PROMOTION OFCHRISTIAN UNITYECUMENICAL INITIATIVES AIMED AT: “RESTORATION OF UNITY AMONG ALL CHRISTIANS” ALL OF THE BAPTIZED WILL REAFFIRM THEIR FAITH IN CHRIST COMMUNICATE EXPERIENCES OF FAITH AND CHARITY TO THEIR BROTHERS AND SISTERS OF OTHER RELIGIONS
  • THE LORD’S PRAYER
  • THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH ONE, HOLY, CATHOLIC AND APOSTOLIC CHURCH, FOUNDED BY CHRIST HIMSELF ECUMENISM TAKES AS STARTING POINT THAT CHRIST FOUNDED JUST ONE CHURCH –THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH STUDY & DIALOGUE WITH OTHER CHRISTIAN CHURCHES THE ORTHODOX AND THE PROTESTANTS, TO BE REUNITED WITH ONE CHURCH PURSUIT OF UNITY HAS BEEN SINCE THE BEGINNING EVEN BEFORE VATICAN II THE PRINCIPAL OF THE CHURCH
  • THE VATICAN – THE HOLY SEE
  • VATICAN II ON ECUMENISM RENEWAL FROM WITHIN AS A “GENTLE INVITATION TO SEEK AND FIND THAT UNITY FOR WHICH JESUS CHRIST PRAYED FOR THOSE SEPARATED FROM THE HOLY SEE” AGREEMENTS ON BAPTISM,MINISTRY AND EUCHARIST ACHIEVED WITH ANGLICANS RECONCILIATION WITH THE ORTHODOX CHURCHES REALIZABLE - DIFFERENCES ARE NOT GREAT “CHRISTIANS MAYBE ENCOURAGED TO SHARE IN SPIRITUAL ACTIVITIES AND RESOURCES AND HERITAGE COMMON IN A MANNER AND TO A DEGREE APPROPRIATE IN THEIR PRESENT DIVIDED STATE”
  • RELATIONS WITH ORTHODOX CHURCHES THE CATHOLIC CHURCH RECOGNIZES ALL OF THE ECUMENICAL OR GENERAL COUNCILS FROM NICAEA I (325 AD) TO VATICAN II(1962 -1965) THE ORTHODOX ACCEPTS ONLY THE FIRST SEVEN ( NICENE CREED COMPLETED ON THE 7TH ) DIFFERENCES ARE ON TERMINOLOGY NOT ON SUBSTANCE BOTH RECOGNIZES THE LEGITIMACY AND RIGHTNESS OF EXPRESSIONS OF FAITH AND RESPECTS PREFERENCE OF LITURGICAL LIFE AND PIETY RECONCILIATION WITH THE ORTHODOX CHURCHES APPEAR TO BE OF GREATER POSSIBILITY.
  • KING CONSTANTINE AND THE NICENE CREED PAINTING IC ON DEP IC TING THE E MPER OR CONSTANTINE (CENTRE) AND THE B ISHOP S OF THE F IRST COUNC IL OF NIC AE A (325) HOLDING THE NICENO–C ONSTANTINOPOLITAN CREED OF 381 .
  • REGIONAL DISTRIBUTIONDivision between the Eastern and Western Churches in in EuropeAtlas of the Historical Geography of the Holy Land
  • DEVELOPMENT OF THE CHURCH
  • RELATIONS WITH THE ANGLICAN CHURCHES HOSTILITIES E BY THE ROYAL SUPREMACY OF KING HENRY VIII- ( C EMANCIPATION RELIEVED TENSIONS DURING THE ELIZABETHAN ERA POPE LEOXIII DECLARED THE ANGLICAN ORDERS ON APOSTOLIC SUCCESSION AS NULL AND VOID. REAFFIRMED BY CARDINAL RATZINGER, IN 1998 ASSERTING THE INFALLIBLE TEACHING OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH.TTEMPTS AT DIALOGUE BEGAN IN 1915 UNTIL IT COLLAPSE IN 1925. BOTH CHURCHES CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR UNITYAFTER VATICAN II ARE ENCOURAGING. ANGLICAN BISHOP LED A DELEGATION AS OBSERVERS IN VATICAN II AND ARCHBISHOP OFFICILLY VISIT POPE PAUL VIIN OCT 2009 POPE BENEDICT XVI INTENDED TO CREATE A STRUCTURE FOR ANGLICANS ENTERING INTO FULL COMMUNION WITH THE HOLY SEE.
  • PROTESTANTS USING MARTIN LUTHER’S BIBLE Martin Luther/s 1534 Bible
  • RELATIONS WITH PROTESTANTS THE DIALOGUE WITH LUTHERIAN CHURCHES RESULTED TO THE “JOINT DECLARATION ON THE DOCTRINE OF JUSTIFICATION” IN 1999 THE WORLD COUNCIL OF CHURCHES PUBLISHED THE DOCUMENTS ON BAPTISM , EUCHARIST AND MINISTRY IN 1082 THE AIM OF THE DOCUMENTS WAS TO SEEK COMMON GROUNDBETWEEN VARIOUS TRADITIONSCONCERNING BAPTISM, EUCHARIST AND HOLY ORDERS CHURCHES WERE INVITED TO ANALYZE THE ECUMENICAL IMPLICATIONS FOR CHURCHES AT A FUTURE WORLD CONFERENCEON FAITH AND ORDER THUS THINGS LOOK OPTIMISTIC OF UNITY.
  • PRAYER FOR UNITY ROMAN CATHOLIC PERSPECTIVE ON ECUMENISM ARE DEPICTED IN “UNITATIS REDEINTEGRATIO(}UR) AND INPOPE JOHN PAUL II ENCYCLICAL “UT UNNUM SINT’(UUS), VIZ: “--- THERE CAN BE NO ECUMENISM WORTHY OF THE NAME WITHOUT THE CHANGE OF HEART” • “--- PRAY TO THE HOLY SPIRIT FOR GRACE TO BE GENUINELY SELF-DENYING, HUMBLE , GENTLE IN THE SERVICE OF OTHERS, AND TO HAVE AN ATTITUDE OF BROTHERLY GENEROSITY TOWARDS THEM” IN AN ECUMENICAL DIALOGUE, THEOLOGIANS “MUST PROCEED WITH LOVE FOR THE TRUTH, WITH CHARITY , AND WITH HUMILITY” WHEN THE OBSTACLES HAVE BEEN OVERCOME, ALL CHRISTIANS WILL AT LAST, IN COMMON CELEBRATION OF THE EUCHARIST, BE GATHERED IN ONE AND ONLY CHURCH IN UNITY WITH CHRIST IN HIS CHURCH.
  • UNITYCAN BE ACHIEVED THROUGHTHE EMPHASIS OF COMMONBELIEFS VIZ:JESUS CHRISTHOLY TRINITYRESURRECTIONCHRISTIAN LOVE