Nicaea, Councils of


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  • Nicaea — [nī sē′ə] ancient city in Bithynia, NW Asia Minor: site of two church councils: the Nicene Creed was formulated here in A.D. 325 Nicaean adj., n …   English World dictionary

  • Nicaea —    Important city in Bithynia (q.v.) that hosted two ecumenical councils (q.v.), the first in 325 and the seventh in 787. Its stout walls resisted Arab attacks in the eighth century only to fall to the Seljuks (q.v.) in 1081. It was reconquered… …   Historical dictionary of Byzantium

  • First Council of Nicaea — Date 325 AD Accepted by Anglicans Assyrian Church of the East Calvinists Eastern Orthodox Lutherans Old Catholics Oriental Orthodox Roman Catholics Previous council None Next coun …   Wikipedia

  • General Councils —     General Councils     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► General Councils     This subject will be treated under the following heads:     ♦ Definition     ♦ Classification     ♦ Historical Sketch     ♦ The Pope and General Councils     ♦ Composition of …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Second Council of Nicaea — Date 787 Accepted by Roman Catholics, Old Catholics, Eastern Orthodox Previous council (Catholic) Third Council of Constantinople (Orthodox) Quinisext Council Next council (Catholic) Fourth C …   Wikipedia

  • First seven Ecumenical Councils — In Christianity, the first seven Ecumenical Councils, from the First Council of Nicaea (325) to the Second Council of Nicaea (787), represent an attempt to reach an orthodox consensus. The East West Schism, formally dated to 1054, was still… …   Wikipedia

  • Catholic Ecumenical Councils — This article is about the history of Catholic Ecumenical Councils, including Roman Catholic and Eastern Catholic views; for general views, see Ecumenical Council. Catholic Ecumenical Councils include twenty one councils over a period of 1700… …   Wikipedia

  • CHURCH COUNCILS — CHURCH COUNCILS, ecclesiastical assemblies ranging from synods of the lower clergy of a single diocese to ecumenical gatherings of the upper clergy representing the Church as a whole and presided over by the pope or his representative. All but… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Empire of Nicaea — Roman Empire of Nicaea Βασιλεία τῶν Ῥωμαίων Basileía tôn Rhōmaíōn Empire of the Romans ← …   Wikipedia

  • Second Council of Nicaea —     The Second Council of Nicaea     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► The Second Council of Nicaea     Seventh Ecumenical Council of the Catholic Church, held in 787. (For an account of the controversies which occasioned this council and the… …   Catholic encyclopedia

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