They assembled because of the heresy of Nestorius who was Archbishop of Constantinople. He believed that St. Mary did not give birth to the incarnated God, but only to a human being, and that afterwards the Son of God dwelt in him, not the dwelling of unity but just the dwelling of will, and therefore, Christ because of that reason, had two natures and two wills.
So these fathers convened, debated with Nestorius, and
proved to him that He, who was born of the Virgin, was the incarnated God, as
the angel said, "The Lord is with you; that Holy One who is to be born will be
called the Son of God." (Luke
If it is said that the Nestorians do not say that today, we reply by saying that it is because they have mingled with the Christians of the East, and that some of them have turned from their erroneous opinion.
We beseech our God and our Lord and our Savior Jesus Christ to guide us in the path of salvation - to whom is the praise, glory, and worship now and ever. Amen.
Their prayers be with us and Glory be to our God forever. Amen.
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