Ancient Nicea

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A small lakeside town in northwestern Turkey, Iznik is the modern successor of the Byzantine city of Nicea, where a famous church council was held in 325.

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  • Council of Nicea

    Emperor Constantine the Great calls the Council of Nicea, an unprecedented meeting of some 300 bishops to discuss theological and administrative issues. The primary purpose is to address the Arian controversy, which is causing disunity in the Roman Empire. The result is the Nicene Creed that is still recited by Christians around the world.

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April 11, 2015