The  way that mastered in XXth  century was Vatican II, which was realized by the Ecumenical council (11 october   1962 to 8 december1965) in reunion of the 2000 bishops who were given responibile to read present reality in the light of the Word of God ,to make aware in the people that Christ is the centre of our life and the Story of every human being, he is the only salvation of the man thriough the Holy Church.    The Holy Church has obtained a new awarness of the mystery that radical in thew life of the Trinity, which is visible sign of tne communion, which push us towards the mission among the people of God and in the world stimulatenously.        

    The documents that are elaborated by the Council are in three types:

 CONSTITUTIONS DECREES  DECLARATIONS

CONSTITUTIONS:There are four constitutions of the sacred Council;  these Constitutions  expresses the fundamental principles;and the essential features of the Church and are the outlines for building the Church.

 Sacrosantum Concilium:(ON DECEMBER 4, 1963)The Constitution on the sacred liturgy, The Council therefore sees particularly cogent reasons for undertaking the reform and promotion of the liturgy.to adapt more suitably to the needs of our own times those institutions which are subject to change;it desires to impart an ever increasing vigor to the Christian life of the faithful;  to foster whatever can promote union among all who believe in Christ

Lumen gentium: (ON NOVEMBER 21,1964)The Dogamatic constitution on the Church, that illustrates particularly the doctrines on the Church, and its hidden mystery to bring the light of Christ to all men, a light brightly visible on the countenance of the Church. Since the Church is in Christ like a sacrament or as a sign and instrument both of a very closely knit union with God and of the unity of the whole human race.

Dei Verbum: (ON NOVEMBER 18, 1965),Dogmatic Constitution on the Divine Revelation, that indicates the heart of the Mystery Council, this present council wishes to set forth authentic doctrine on divine revelation and how it is handed on, so that by hearing the message of salvation the whole world may believe, by believing it may hope, and by hoping it may love Hearing the word of God with reverence and proclaiming it with faith,  

Gaudium et spes: (ON DECEMBER 7, 1965) Pastoral Constitution on the church in the Modern world, the council focuses its attention on the world of men, the whole human family along with the sum of those realities in the midst of which it lives; that world which is the theater of man's history, and the heir of his energies, his tragedies and his triumphs;The joys and the hopes, the griefs and the anxieties of the men of this age, especially those who are poor or in any way afflicted,in the world.

DECREES: There are nine Decrees that constitutes the practical growth of the Lumen gentium,Focused on the rules and norms, and practised according to the theological principles.  

Inter mirifica: (ON DECEMBER 4, 1963)Decree on the media of social communication.Among the wonderful technological discoveries which men of talent, especially in the present era, have made with God's help, the Church welcomes and promotes with special interest those which have a most direct relation to men's minds and which have uncovered new avenues of communicating most readily news, views and teachings of every sort. The Church recognizes that these media, if properly utilized, can be of great service to mankind, since they greatly contribute to men's entertainment and instruction as well as to the spread and support of the Kingdom of God

Christus Dominus: (ON OCTOBER 28, 1965) Decree concerning the pastoral office of Bishops in the church: In this Church of Christ the Roman pontiff, as the successor of Peter, to whom Christ entrusted the feeding of His sheep and lambs, enjoys supreme, full, immediate, and universal authority over the care of souls by divine institution.
 

Optatam totius: (ON OCTOBER 28, 1965)Decree on priestly training, Animated by the spirit of Christ, this sacred synod is fully aware that the desired renewal of the whole Church depends to a great extent on the ministry of its priests. It proclaims the extreme importance of priestly training and lays down certain basic principles by which those regulations may be strengthened which long use has shown to be sound and by which those new elements can be added which correspond to the constitutions and decrees of this sacred council and to the changed conditions of our times.

Perfectae caritatis: (ON OCTOBER 28, 1965)Decree on the adaption and renewal of religious life.esThe sacred synod has already shown in the constitution on the Church that the pursuit of perfect charity through the evangelical counsels draws its origin from the doctrine and example of the Divine Master and reveals itself as a splendid sign of the heavenly kingdom. Now it intends to treat of the life and discipline of those institutes whose members make profession of chastity, poverty and obedience and to provide for their needs in our time.

Apostolicam actuositatem: (ON NOVEMBER 18, 1965) Decree on the apostolate of the laity. To intensify the apostolic activity of the people of God, the most holy synod earnestly addresses itself to the laity, whose proper and indispensable role in the mission of the Church.  

Unitatis redintegratio: (ON NOVEMBER 21, 1965)The restoration of unity among all Christians and between ,other Churchs is one of the principal concerns of the Second Vatican Council. Christ the Lord founded one Church and one Church only. 

Orientalium ecclesiarum: (ON NOVEMBER 21, 1964)Decree on the  catholic Churches of the Eastern rite. The Catholic Church holds in high esteem the institutions, liturgical rites, ecclesiastical traditions and the established standards of the Christian life of the Eastern Churches, for in them, distinguished as they are for their venerable antiquity, there remains conspicuous the tradition that has been handed down from the Apostles through the Fathers.

Presbyterorum ordinis: (ON DECEMBER 7, 1965) Decree on the ministry and life of priests. Priests by sacred ordination and mission which they receive from the bishops are promoted to the service of Christ the Teacher, Priest and King. They share in his ministry, a ministry whereby the Church here on earth is unceasingly built up into the People of God, the Body of Christ and the Temple of the Holy Spirit. Therefore, in order that their ministry be carried on more effectively and their lives be better provided for, in pastoral and human circumstances which very often change so profoundly, this sacred synod declares and decrees as follows.

Ad gentes: ( ON DECEMBER 7 , 1965) Decree on the mission activity of the Church, the Church, driven by the inner necessity of her own catholicity, and obeying the mandate of her Founder (cf. Mark 16:16), strives ever to proclaim the Gospel to all men.

DECLARATION: There are three declaration. These  affirms  truths, that the life of the christains, is in relation with the historical, sociological background and that related to  at this  present time.

Nostra aetate: (ON OCTOBER 28, 1965) Declaration on the relation  of the Church to non- christain religions.
             

 Gravissimum educationis: (ON OCTOBER 28, 1965) Declaration on Christain education, that indicates fundamentals of Christain education based on theevenglical padagogy. The Sacred Ecumenical Council has considered with care how extremely important education is in the life of man and how its influence ever grows in the social progress of this age.

Dignitatis humanae (ON DECEMBER 7, 1965) Declaration on religious freedom , on the rights of
                                the person and the communities to social and civil freedom in matters religious.

 


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