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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319579
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Ancient Nicea
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Turkey
Location
Coordinates
40.445000° N, 29.749722° E
Date Published
October 8, 2013
Last Updated
April 11, 2015

Timeline

325
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.