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The canons of the Church affirm the fundamental moral goodness of property. That doesn’t mean that all uses of property are equally virtuous (or sinful).

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Given its status as local and not ecumenical, we ought not to make too much of the council’s comments on property which are, at best, tangential to the primary concern of reconciling apostates. Nevertheless, the off handed way in which property is mentioned suggests the moral importance of property.

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Canons of the Holy Apostles Canon XXIX: If any bishop, presbyter, or deacon, shall obtain possession of that dignity by money, let both him and the person who ordained him be deposed, and also altogether cut off from all communion, as Simon Magus was by me, Peter.   First Nicea (325) Canon XII: As many as were called by grace, …

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Canons of the Holy Apostles Canon XL: Let the private goods of the bishop, if he have any such, and those of the Lord, be clearly distinguished, that the bishop may have the power of leaving his own goods, when he dies, to whom he will, and how he will, and that the bishop’s own property may not be lost …

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Gangraean Council (340) Canon 21: We state these things, not by way of cutting off from the Church of God persons wishing to exercise themselves ascetically in accordance with the Scriptures, but those who take the matter of ascetic exercises as something to be proud of, and who regard those living and conducting themselves in an easier manner disdainfully, and …

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