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First Council of Nicaea - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (4273 words)
The purpose of the council (also called a synod) was to resolve disagreements in the Church of Alexandria over the nature of Jesus in relationship to the Father; in particular, whether Jesus was of the same or of similar substance as God the Father.
The Council of Nicaea was historically significant because it was the first effort to attain consensus in the church through an assembly representing all of Christendom.
The Council declared that the Father and the Son are of the same substance and are co-eternal, basing the declaration in the claim that this was a formulation of traditional Christian belief handed down from the Apostles.
CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: First Council of Nicaea (1825 words)
First Ecumenical Council of the Catholic Church, held in 325 on the occasion of the heresy of Arius (Arianism).
In order to expedite the assembling of the Council, the emperor placed at the disposal of the bishops the public conveyances and posts of the empire; moreover, while the Council lasted he provided abundantly for the maintenance of the members.
Other matters dealt with by this council were the controversy as to the time of celebrating Easter and the Meletian schism.
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