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Second Ecumenical Council also named Council of Constantinople I in 381

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In 381, the Second Ecumenical Council was held in Constantinople.
The Second Ecumenical Council was under Pope Damasus and the Emperor Theodosius I and was presided over by Our Father among the Saints Gregory the Theologian, Patriarch of Constantinople.
150 bishops attended.

Accomplishments are:

The Nicean Creed

The Second Ecumenical Council also named Council of Constantinople I in 381 produced the second and final portion of the Nicean Creed.

"And in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the Giver of Life, who proceeds from the Father, who together with the Father and the Son is worshipped and glorified, who spoke through the prophets. In one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church. I profess one baptism for the remission of sins. I look forward to the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come." Amen.

Incarnation - Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ is both fully Holy God and fully Man

Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ is both fully Holy God and fully Man..

Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior Jesus Christ became fully human at the Annunciation. This conception is called the "Incarnation".
The Incarnation is commemorated at The Great Feast of the Annunciation (Al Bisharah) of The Theotokos and Ever-Virgin Mary

St. Meletios, Archbishop of Antioch

St. Meletios, Archbishop of Antioch or Patriarch / Batriyark of Antioch, defended of the substantial unity of the Holy Trinity.

St. Meletios, Archbishop of Antioch or Patriarch / Batriyark of Antioch, taught about the Holy Trinity not only with words, but also with his fingers.
St. Meletios, Archbishop of Antioch or Patriarch / Batriyark of Antioch, raised three fingers, then brought them together to show the unity of the Holy Trinity. At that moment a heavenly light flashed from his hand, confirming the truth of his words.
A priest named Arius and his followers denied the divinity of of Holy God the Son within the Holy Trinity / Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ. Seeking to preserve the supreme transcenence of Holy God, they taught that Our Lord, God and Savior, Jesus Christ was simply the most perfect created being, gifted with saving power by Holy God. This teaching denies that Holy God is Three Divine Persons.

Fathers of the First Six Ecumenical Councils

A Sunday after Pentecost is named "Fathers of the First Six Ecumenical Councils".
This Sunday honors all the Fathers of the First Six Ecumenical Councils.

Location

The city of Constantinople was the capital of the Roman Empire (330-395), the Byzantine/East Roman Empire (395-1204 and 1261-1453), the Latin Empire (1204-1261), and the Ottoman Empire (1453-1922). Constantinople was officially renamed to Istanbul in 1930. Istanbul is the capital of Turkey.

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General Councils Catholic Encyclopedia


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