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Chalcedon, Council of
- The Fourth Ecumenical Council, held in 451, from 8 October until 1 November inclusive, at Chalcedon, a city of Bithynia in Asia Minor.
Constantinople, First Ecumenical Council of
- Called in May, 381, by Emperor Theodosius, to provide for a Catholic succession in the patriarchal See of Constantinople, to confirm the Nicene Faith, to reconcile the semi-Arians with the Church, and to put an end to the Macedonian heresy.
- Summary article on the first 7 councils jointly held by the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches.
Ephesus, Council of
- The third ecumenical council, held in 431.
Medieval Sourcebook: Full Text Sources
- Information about the first church councils.
Nicaea, First Council of
- First Ecumenical Council of the Catholic Church, held in 325 on the occasion of the heresy of Arius. It defined the Nicene Creed.
Nicaea, Second Council of
- A council that was called to deal with the heresy of Iconoclasm.
The Seven Ecumenical Councils of the Undivided Church
- Translation and introduction by Philip Schaff and Henry Wace. Volume XIV: A Select Library of The Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers of the Christian Church, Second Series. From Christian Classics Ethereal Library.
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