First Council of Nicaea


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Noun1.First Council of Nicaea - the first ecumenical council in 325 which produced the wording of the Nicene Creed and condemned the heresy of Arianism
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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What name is given to the statement of Christian belief accepted by the first Council of Nicaea in 325?
The evidence of Christianity in Stobi dates back to 325 AD when the Bishop of Stobi took part in the First Council of Nicaea.
The current Gregorian ecclesiastical rules that determine the date of Easter trace back to 325 CE at the First Council of Nicaea convened by the Roman Emperor Constantine.
It is wrong to suppose that the First Council of Nicaea was unconcerned with Jesus' story or Christian behavior.
when Roman Emperor Constantine and the First Council of Nicaea wanted a common Easter Sunday that could be scheduled, according to the vernal equinox, years in advance.
Having consulted several sources, the Wikipedia article on the First Council of Nicaea reports that the Roman Emperor Constantine had invited all 1, 800 bishops of the Christian church, but a lesser and unknown number attended.

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