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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He is best known as an advocate of Antiochene Christology, a position that involved him in intense debate and led finally to the condemnation of his Christological works at the Fifth Ecumenical Council.
Emperor Justinian II convoked the council ten years after the sixth ecumenical council (Constantinople III, 680-681), which had been wholly occupied with Monothelitism just as the fifth ecumenical council (Constantinople II, 553) was concerned entirely with questions of faith raised by the "Three Chapters.
The entries include Greek writers through 553 (the Fifth Ecumenical Council of Constantinople) and Latin writers through the 6th century.