"In verbo veritatis" (2 Cor 6:7)

July 27, 2013

Draft of a dogmatic constitution on the Church

Here below you can find the eleven chapters of the draft De Ecclesia elaborated by the preparatory Theological Commission for Vatican II.  I apologize that they are not a single file, but I haven’t figured out how to combine several pdf documents to make a single one.  The “2013” in the file name is there only to remind me of when I made the last revisions to my translation.  But now Alan Aversa has kindly sent me all eleven chapters as a single file, and I will put that first, followed by the single chapters in case someone wants to use only one of them.

The Latin text of this schema can be found in two places: in the volume distributed to the Council Fathers during the first session: Schemata Constitutionum et Decretorum de quibus disceptabitur in Concilii sessionibus. Series secunda: De Ecclesia et de B. Maria Virgine (Typis Polyglottis Vaticanis, 1962) 7-90;  and in the official acta of the first session: Acta Synodalia Sacrosancti Concilii Oecumenici Vaticani II, Vol. I, Pars IV (Typis Polyglottis Vaticanis, 1971), 12-122.

The official acta are still for sale, I believe, but not the original volume distributed sub secreto at the Council.

If you make use of these translations, please acknowledge the source.

Draft of De Ecclesia Chs 1-11

LG Draft ch 1 – 2013

LG Draft ch 2 – 2013

LG Draft ch 3 – 2013

LG Draft ch 4 – 2013

LG Draft ch 5 – 2013

LG Draft ch 6 – 2013

LG Draft ch 7 – 2013

LG Draft ch 8 – 2013

LG Draft ch 9 – 2013

LG Draft ch 10 – 2013

LG Draft ch 11 – 2013

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2 Comments »

  1. This is great. Thank you, Fr. Komonchak.

    Comment by Martin Madar — August 24, 2013 @ 10:28 pm

  2. Father, the 1-11 link at the top does not work. If you want, I also have a combined single file for all these chapters if you need it.

    Comment by Phillip — January 27, 2014 @ 12:15 pm


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