Tradition and the Fathers
From INTER INSIGNIORES:
(The hyper-linked comments in italics are by John Wijngaards)
- Note 7. Saint Irenaeus, Adversus Haereses, 1, 13, 2: PG 7, 580-581; ed. Harvey, 1, 114-122; [Where did he say that women priests are not acceptable?]
- Tertullian, De Praescrip. Haeretic. 41, 5: CCL 1, p.221; [May the objections of this misogynist be taken seriously in this matter?]
- Firmilian of Caesarea, in Saint Cyprian, Epist., 75: CSEL 3, pp.817-818; [Does he really say anything at all about the ordination of women?]
- Origen, Fragmentum in I Cor. 74, in Journal of Theological Studies 10 (1909), pp.41-42; [Can Origen be trusted to give a fair assessment?]
- Saint Epiphanius, Panarion 49, 2-3; 78, 23; 79, 2-4: vol. 2, GCS 31, pp.243-244; vol. 3. GCS 37, pp.473, 477-479. [Do the arguments of this eccentric heresy hunter establish valid Tradition?]
- Note 8. Didascalia Apostolorum, ch. 15, ed. R. H. Connolly, pp.133 and 142; [Does the prohibition to teach not apply only to widows, while deaconesses are supposed to teach?]
- Constitutiones Apostolicae, bk. 3, ch. 6, nos. 1-2; ch. 9, nos. 23-4: ed. F. H. Funk, pp. 191, 201; [Does the text really form a valid basis for excluding women from the priesthood, especially when it encourages women deacons at the same time?]
- Saint John Chrysostom, De Sacerdotio 2, 2: PG 48, 633. [Does Chrysostom not exclude women because they are inferior, lightminded, subject to men, under lasting punishment for Eve's sin?]
For the full text, see: INTER INSIGNIORES.
From the Commentary by the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith on the Declaration Inter Insigniores:
Note 17. 1, 13, 2: PG 7, colt 58()-581; Harvey edition 1, 144-122.
Note 18. 41, 5: CCL 1 p.221.
Note 19. In the Letters of Saint Cyprian, 75: CSEL 3, pp.817-818.
Note 20. Fragments published in Journal of Theological Studies, 10 (1909), pp.41-42 (No. 74).
Note 21. Panarion, 49, 2-3: GCS 31, pp.243-244: 78, 23 and 79, 2-4; GSC 37, pp.473, 477-479.
Note 26. Chap. 15: ed. R. H. Connolly, pp.133 and 142.
Note 27. Lib.3, c.6,nn. 1-2;c.9,3-4;ed. F.X. Funk, p.191.
Note 28. Can. 24-28;-Greek text in F. X. Funk, Doctrina Duodecim Apostolorum, Tubingen, 1887, p.71; T. Schermann, Die allegemeine Kirchenordnung. . ., t.1, Paderborn, 1914, pp.31-33;-Syriac text in Octateuque de Clement, Lib. 3, c. 19-20, Latin text in the Verona ms., Bibl., capit, LV, ed. E. Tidner, Didascaliae Apostolorum, Canonum Ecclesiasticorum. Traditionis Apostolicae Versiones Latinae, Berlin, 1965 (TU 75), pp.111-113. The Coptic, Ethiopian and Arabic versions of the Synodos have been translated and published chiefly by G. Homer, The Statutes of the Apostles or Canones Ecclesiastici, Oxford University Press, 1915 (=1904).
Note 29. De Sacerdotio 2, 2: PC 48, 663.
For the full text, see: Official Commentary on INTER INSIGNIORES.
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