Definitions for ""Subsistit in" in Lumen Gentium"
The Latin phrase subsistit in appears in the eighth paragraph of Lumen Gentium, a landmark document of the Second Vatican Council of the Catholic Church, with important implications for how the Catholic Church views its relations with other Christian Churches and other religions. The words, which in the official English translation appear as subsists in, describe the relationship between the Church of Christ (the one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church, the authentic body of Christians founded and led by Jesus), and the Catholic Church. Lumen Gentium defines that the one subsists in the other, which was a reformulation of the longstanding Church position, which stated that the Church of Christ is (Latin est) the Catholic Church.