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Ecthesis (Statement Of The Faith) - Coptic Wiki

ECTHESIS (statement of the faith)

A formula issued by Emperor Heraclius in 638 as a substitute for “energies” (the Greek energiai), which had been prohibited from use in relation to the person of Jesus. According to this formula, the two natures, human and divine, are united in the formerly accepted by Sergius, of Constantinople, and Honorius, of Rome, as well as the held in 638 and 639.

The immediate successors of Honorius, Severianus (638-640) and IV (640-642), on the contrary, affirmed the rejection pronounced by Heraclius.