Second Council of Constantinople


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Noun1.Second Council of Constantinople - the fifth ecumenical council in 553 which held Origen's writings to be heretic
ecumenical council - (early Christian church) one of seven gatherings of bishops from around the known world under the presidency of the Pope to regulate matters of faith and morals and discipline; "the first seven councils through 787 are considered to be ecumenical councils by both the Roman Catholic church and the Eastern Orthodox church but the next fourteen councils are considered ecumenical only by the Roman Catholic church"
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In 553, the Second Council of Constantinople which was controlled by Emperor Justinian, not only renewed Justinian's earlier condemnation of the three works but also excommunicated Pope Vigilius.
553: Second Council of Constantinople (5th ecumenical council) opens.
endeavors to reorient the doctrine of providence such that the church understands "God's relation to events in accord with its own Trinitarian insights" (69), in particular the prepositional logic of the Second Council of Constantinople (553)--"from the Father, through the Son, in the Spirit" (70).

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