Second Council of Nicaea

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Noun1.Second Council of Nicaea - the seventh ecumenical council in 787 which refuted iconoclasm and regulated the veneration of holy images
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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The Seventh (Ecumenical Council or Second Council of Nicea
Such an occurrence has not taken place since the second council of Nicea in 787.
By the end of the eighth century, the Second Council of Nicea mandated that no church be consecrated without a saint's relic.

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