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  First Council of Nicaea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The First Council of Nicaea, convoked by the Roman Emperor Constantine I in 325, was the first ecumenical
The Council of Nicaea was historically significant because it was the first effort to attain consensus in the church through an assembly representing all of Christendom.
The first Council of Nicaea was convened by Constantine I upon the recommendations of a synod led by Hosius of Cordoba in the Eastertide of 325.
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 Nicene Creed - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The phrase "and the son" (filioque in Latin) was first used in Toledo, Spain in 447 with the purpose of countering the Arian Christian faith of the Visigothic nobility of Spain.
Emperor Charlemagne called for a council at Aachen in 809 at which Pope Leo III forbade the use of the filioque clause and ordered that the Nicene creed be engraved on silver tablets so that his conclusion may not be overturned in the future.
In Rome, the filioque clause first appeared in 1014 in the coronation liturgy of Emperor Henry II by Pope Benedict VIII and was officially added to the Latin creed in 1274 by the Second Council of Lyon, which effected a short-lived reunion between East and West.
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 Council of Nicaea, Nicea (325)
The council was also important for its disciplinary decisions concerning the status and jurisdiction of the clergy in the early church and for establishing the date on which Easter is celebrated.
The Second Council of Nicaea, the seventh ecumenical council of the Christian church, was convoked by the Byzantine empress Irene in 787 to rule on the use of saints' images and icons in religious devotion.
The main purpose of the council was to attempt to heal the schism in the church provoked by Arianism.
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 Nicaea, First Council of - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
NICAEA, FIRST COUNCIL OF [Nicaea, First Council of] 325, 1st ecumenical council, convened by Roman Emperor Constantine the Great to solve the problems raised by Arianism.
The council adopted, as a test of faith, a formula that seems to have been based on a simple baptismal creed presented possibly by Eusebius of Caesarea; this was not, however, the creed generally circulated today as the Nicene Creed (see creed).
First Nicene Council: Rise And Decline Of Arianism: By Johann Lorenz Von Mosheim
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: First Council of Nicaea
First Ecumenical Council of the Catholic Church, held in 325 on the occasion of the heresy of Arius (Arianism).
In order to expedite the assembling of the Council, the emperor placed at the disposal of the bishops the public conveyances and posts of the empire; moreover, while the Council lasted he provided abundantly for the maintenance of the members.
The choice of Nicaea was favourable to the assembling of a large number of bishops.
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 325 Council of Nicaea
The Nicene Council is considered by all as the first Ecumenical Council of the Church (Roman Catholic Church).
Hence Nicaea in Bithynia was finally selected; it was close to the sea making it easier for more bishops to attend, he had there a large palace compound, both to house the bishops and with a great hall in which they could assemble, and he could keep an eye on them from nearby Nicomedia.
Primarily a council's purpose, at least a dogmatic council, is to proclaim with unmistakable clarity a doctrine already a part of the teaching of the Church.
www.islamtomorrow.com /bible/NicaeaCouncil325.htm   (2346 words)

 The Church in Crisis - Chapter 1 - The First General Council of Nicaea, 325
Constantine's own character is, of course, an element of the first importance in the history of the council he convoked; and so also is the kind of thing which his "conversion" to Christianity was, some twelve years before the Arian problem arose.
Whoever it was to whom the idea of a council of the Christian universe first occurred, it was Constantine who decided it should be held, and who chose the place and sent out the invitations to the bishops, offering to all free passage in the imperial transportation service.
First of all there are the remnants of the schism begun in Rome by the antipope Novatian, some seventy-five years before the council.
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 Council of Nicaea, Nicea
First of all the affair of the impiety and lawlessness of Arius and his followers was discussed in the presence of the most pious emperor Constantine.
The Fathers of the Council at Nice were at one time ready to accede to the request of some of the bishops and use only scriptural expressions in their definitions.
This is not the place to enquire whether the first celebration had, in the mind of its founder, the character of a sacrificial meal; but, certainly, the idea, as it was already developed at the time of Justin, had been created by the churches.
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Though the Council of Jerusalem (Acts 15 and Galatians 2) was the first Church Council, attended by the Apostles, the first Ecumenical (world-wide) Council was called by the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great with Pope Saint Sylvester I sitting on the Throne of Peter as the 33rd successor of Christ's appointed Apostle.
This Council's main docket was the attempt to reunite with the Eastern Church, but it was only temporary and the schism grew wider after the solidification of the Dogmatic Filioque in which it was reaffirmed emphatically that the Holy Ghost proceeds from both the Father and the Son.
The greatest and longest of all the major ecumenical councils was convened by Pope Paul III on December 13, 1545 in the mouintain village of Trent in northern Italy.
www.dailycatholic.org /history/councils.htm   (2468 words)

 The Ecumenical Councils of Church
In this council, the dogma of the trinity of the Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost was introduced and agreed upon as the church doctrine.
The third council proclaimed that "God was born", and this council stated that "God died", and the lord was "crucified in flesh." This council also condemned the critical examination of the Bible by Origen for his deviations as unorthodox.
Therefore the council convened by the Empress, and stated that it was theologically correct to depict Jesus, Mary, and the saints as icons.
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 First Council of Constantinople - Theopedia
The First Council of Constantinople was called by Byzantine Emperor Theodosius I in 381 to confirm the Nicene Creed and deal with other matters of the Arian controversy.
This was the second of the first seven ecumenical councils.
However, because the First Council of Nicaea had not clarified the divinity of the Holy Spirit, it became a target for heretics.
www.theopedia.com /First_Council_of_Constantinople   (399 words)

 AllRefer.com - Nicaea, First Council of (Roman Catholic And Orthodox Churches: Councils And Treaties) - Encyclopedia
Nicaea, First Council of, Roman Catholic And Orthodox Churches: Councils And Treaties
Nicaea, First Council of, 325, 1st ecumenical council, convened by Roman Emperor Constantine the Great to solve the problems raised by Arianism.
It has been said that 318 persons attended, but a more likely number is 225, including every Eastern bishop of importance, four Western bishops (among them Hosius of COrdoba, president of the council), and two papal legates.
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 Pope Silvester & the Council of Nicaea   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The idea that the council was called by, presided over by (through representatives), or was merely conditional until ratified by, the bishop of Rome as the head of the church, is a-historical, untenable, and to my knowledge, not promoted by any serious historian in our age.
Constantine's personal role in the calling of the Council of Nicaea does not, from the available evidence, seem to be any greater than the personal role of Emperor Charles V in convening the earlier sessions of the Council of Trent.
The whole history of the calling of the Council of Nicaea, and the whole history of the Church in the empire for the preceding decade, suggest that Pope Silvester would have designated Ossius for this role.
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 Thelemapedia: The Encyclopedia of Thelema & Magick | Nicene Creed
It gets its name from the First Council of Nicaea (325), at which it was adopted and from the First Council of Constantinople (381), at which a revised version was accepted.
The Nicene Creed was first adopted at the first Ecumenical Council in 325, which was also the First Council of Nicaea.
At that time, the text ended after the words "We believe in the Holy Spirit." The second Ecumenical Council in 381 added the remainder of the text except for the words "and the son"; this is the version still used by Eastern Orthodox and Greek Catholic churches today.
www.thelemapedia.org /index.php/Nicene_Creed   (935 words)

 A History of the General Councils - AD 325 through AD 1870 - Mgr. Philip Hughes
The stresses and strains of the internal life of the empire were, of course, a constant menace to this marvellous unity.
The council opened, in the imperial summer palace at Nicaea,[11] May 20, 325, with something over three hundred bishops present, the vast bulk of them from the Greek-speaking lands where the trouble was raging, Egypt, Palestine, Syria, and Asia Minor.
They are, in great part, a repetition of measures enacted eleven years earlier in the Latin council held at Arles, in Gaul.[13] Five canons deal with those who fell away in the recent persecution.
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 The Council of Nicaea (Nicea) and the Bible
Some people seem to think that the council, which was the first council of all the Bishops of the Christian Church, either invented the New Testament, or edited it to remove references to reincarnation (or whatever) or burned large numbers of heretical works, or whatever.
After the council, Constantine ordered the burning of the works of Arius and his sympathisers, and the exile of himself and his supporters, and followed this later in his reign by action against Christian schismatics and gnostic heretics.
The divine and sacred First Ecumenical Council of three hundred and eighteen God-inspired fathers was convened at Nicaea, metropolis of the province of Bithynia.
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Catholic Encyclopedia: Nicaea, First Council of The First Council of Nicaea First Ecumenical Council of the Catholic Church, held in 325 on the occasion of the heresy of Arius (Arianism).
It is not historically known whether the emperor in convoking the Council acted solely in his own name or in concert with the pope; however, it is probable that Constantine and Silvester came to an agreement (see SILVESTER I, SAINT, POPE).
Among the members was a young deacon, Athanasius of Alexandria, for whom this Council was to be the prelude to a life of conflict and of glory (see ATHANASIUS, SAINT).
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The first of these ends at the rise of Novatianism in the middle of the second century; the second stretches down to about the eighth century; and the third period shews its gradual decline to its practical abandonment in the eleventh century.
The first mention of intinction in the West, is at Carthage in the fifth century.(1) We know it was practised in the seventh century and by the twelfth it had become general, to give place to the withdrawal of the chalice altogether in the West.(2) "Regino(De Eccles.
Natural law, as far as its first principles are concerned, is contained in the decalogue; but usury is prohibited in the decalogue, inasmuch as theft is prohibited; and this is the opinion of the Master of the Sentences, of St. Bonaventura, of St.
www.fordham.edu /halsall/basis/nicea1.txt   (16062 words)

FIRST COUNCIL OF NICAEA - 325 AD This council opened on 19 June in the presence of the emperor, but it is uncertain who presided over the sessions.
Since there are some who kneel on Sunday and during the season of Pentecost, this holy synod decrees that, so that the same observances may be maintained in every diocese, one should offer one's prayers to the Lord standing.
The bishops assembled at Nicaea, who constitute the great and holy synod, greet the church of the Alexandrians, by the grace of God holy and great, and the beloved brethren in Egypt, Libya and Pentapolis.
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The Council of Ephesus (431), the third ecumenical council of the Christian church was significant for its dogmatic decrees on the position of the Virgin Mary in the celestial hierarchy and on the nature of the incarnation of Jesus Christ.
The first Vatican Council further enhanced the role of the papacy by declaring that the church's infallibility (or inability to err on central issues of the Christian faith) can be exercised personally by the pope in extraordinary circumstances.
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The Council was brought together by Emperor Constantine, the first emperor to become a Christian himself.
The business of the Council having been finished Constantine celebrated the twentieth anniversary of his becoming emperor, and he invited the bishops to a splendid feast.
Several days later the emperor commanded that a final session should be held where he asked the bishops to work for peace.
www.sfusd.k12.ca.us /schwww/sch618/romanlinks/Nicaea.html   (543 words)

 The Date of Easter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The current Gregorian ecclesiastical rules that determine the date of Easter trace back to 325 CE at the First Council of Nicaea convened by the Roman Emperor Constantine.
The usual statement, that Easter Day is the first Sunday after the full moon that occurs next after the vernal equinox, is not a precise statement of the actual ecclesiastical rules.
The rule is that Easter is the first Sunday after the first ecclesiastical full moon that occurs on or after March 21.
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