ARCIC Mary Document – Full Text. In the continuing journey toward full communion, the Roman Catholic Church and the Churches of the Anglican Communion. wwThe Anglican–Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC) is an organization . Although ARCIC had just completed the major document on Marian theology in , Pope John Paul II suspended official talks between the Roman. Following seven years of work, the first ‘Agreed Statement’ (a page document) to emerge from ARCIC III, Walking Together on the Way.

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ARCIC – Anglican Roman Catholic International Commission

Authority is exercised within the Church for the sake of those outside it, that the Gospel may dociments proclaimed “in power and in documentx Holy Spirit and with full conviction” 1 Thess 1. In dockments Roman Catholic Church the tradition of synodality has not ceased. Gift 29 that it is fitting that the Lord gathered her wholly to himself: When The Final Report of ARCIC was published in half of it was devoted to the dialogue about authority in the Church, with two agreed statements and an elucidation.

Arcoc ecumenical exchange has contributed to the process of re-reception in both Communions. In The Gift of Authority the Commission sought to explicate a method by which such authoritative teaching could arise, the key point being that it needs to be in conformity with Scripture, which remains a primary concern for Anglicans and Roman Catholics documentd.

In our view these developments reflect a shared and growing awareness that authority in the Church needs to be properly exercised at all levels. The Commission has always sought to get behind opposed and entrenched positions to discover and develop our common inheritance. Within his wider ministry, the Bishop of Rome offers a specific ministry concerning the discernment of truth, as an expression of universal primacy.

Again and again God offered a covenant of grace. We accept that it is possible to regard her as a prophetic figure of the Church of God before as well as after the Incarnation para. So the relation between the faith of the individual and the faith of the Church is more complex than docmuents sometimes appear. Within the New Testament we can see how the Scriptures of the First Testament were both received as revelation of the one true God and also reinterpreted and re-received as revelation of his final Word in Christ.


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They referred to substantial common ground while acknowledging the existence of significant obstacles, but said they trusted in the power of the Holy Spirit to draw the two communions closer. Jesus reveals his messianic glory to his disciples and they believe in him 2: Such a universal primacy might gather the churches in various ways for consultation and discussion.

Adam is a type of Christ: Jesus no longer sees his relation to Mary as simply one of earthly kinship. Rather, Mary gave birth to her son of her own substance. We are agreed that, while caution is needed in the use of such imagery, it is fitting to apply it to Mary, as a way of honouring her distinctive relationship to her son, and the efficacy in her of his redeeming work.

John gives a prominent position in his Gospel to the wedding at Cana 2: We agree in recognising that Christian understanding of Mary is inseparably linked with the doctrines of Christ and the Church.

They, like their predecessors, follow Jesus on the way cf. We believe that the agreement we have here outlined is itself the product of a re-reception by Anglicans and Roman Catholics of doctrine about Mary and that it points to the possibility of further reconciliation, in which issues concerning doctrine and devotion to Mary need no longer be seen as communion-dividing, or an obstacle in a new stage of our growth into visible koinonia.

From the Reformation to the Present Day 44 One powerful impulse for Reformation in the early sixteenth century was a widespread reaction against devotional practices which approached Mary as a mediatrix alongside Christ, or sometimes even in his place. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

It is in conformity with the mind and example of Christ that the Church is called to exercise authority cf. Finally, he commended the recitation of the Angelus and the Rosary as traditional devotions which are compatible with these norms.


In supporting the Docuemnts of Rome in his work of promoting communion documenfs the churches, do the structures and procedures of the Roman Curia adequately respect the exercise of episcope at other levels?

The way Jesus exercised authority in his earthly ministry was perceived by his contemporaries as something new. In some cases the Commission has offered its own translation. In the Great Thanksgiving, when the memorial of God’s gift in the saving work of Christ crucified and risen is celebrated, the community is at one with all Christians of all the churches who, since the beginning and until the end, pronounce humanity’s “Amen” to God – the “Amen” which the Apocalypse affirms is at xocuments heart of the great liturgy of heaven cf.

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Decisions taken by the bishop in performing this task have an authority which the faithful have a duty to receive and accept cf. This agreed statement is now offered to our respective authorities. In the Anglican Communion there is a reaching towards universal structures which promote koinoniaand in the Roman Catholic Church a strengthening of local and intermediate structures.

It receives and shares the fullness of the apostolic faith and the means of grace. Therefore Tradition is integral to the economy of grace, love and communion. In the light of our agreement the Commission believes our two communions should make more visible the koinonia we already have. In such symbolic and corporate readings, images for the Church, Mary and discipleship interact with one another.

Listen to what the Lord says in another place to all his apostles: When it leads us away from him, when it becomes independent of him or even presents itself as another and better plan of salvation, more important than the Gospel, then it certainly does not come from the Holy Spirit.

What consequences flow from this?