First Council of Constantinople

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Noun1.First Council of Constantinople - the second ecumenical council in 381 which added wording about the Holy Spirit to the Nicene Creed
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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There are radical shifts in the church following Vatican II (the Second Ecumenical Council of the Vatican) when the Pope encouraged priests to bond more with parishioners and for the nuns to forgo habits and be more accessible.
Basil divided his time between the founding of monasteries and charitable institutions and combatting Arianism, which faded after the Second Ecumenical Council (Constantinople, 381), a gathering that also reflects his efforts to improve East-West relations, e.g inviting Pope Damasus to visit and 'war reports' on the anti-heretic front (Letters 70 & 263).
The first or second ecumenical council determined that a married man may be ordained to the priesthood, but a priest may not then marry after ordination.

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