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Christianity / Ecumenical council /
First Council of Constantinople


In Christianity, 2nd ecumenical council, held in Constantinople in 381.
The council was convened by Byzantine Emperor Theodosius 1. 186 bishops attended, of which 36 bishops later would be labelled heretical.
The meeting dealt with matters concerning several groups defined as heretical. It also confirmed the resolutions from the First Council of Nicaea. The council proclaimed the Bishop of Constantinople as second of the whole church, the Bishop of Rome as the first.
It was 56 years since the first council (First of Nicaea), and it would be 50 years until the next (Ephesus).




By Tore Kjeilen