Council of Ephesus

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Noun1.Council of Ephesus - the third ecumenical council in 431 which declared Mary as mother of God and condemned Pelagius
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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Cyril led the First Council of Ephesus in condemning Nestorius as a heretic and forcibly removing him from his see.
In the year 431 he's condemned at the First Council of Ephesus and thrown out of power.
He infuriated the Alexandrians, and in 431 they called the First Council of Ephesus to condemn Nestorius.

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