Tag Archives: First Council of Nicaea

#344 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Illustres

In response to the problems of Arius, Meletius, and Paul of Samosata; the bishops enact new canonical legislation. The Council of Nicaea comes to an end and the bishops find themselves having gone from persecuted to powerful in the Roman Empire.

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Image of fresco of Council of Nicaea in the Sistine Chapel

Canons of the Council of Nicaea

Map of diocesan division of the Roman Empire under Constantine

Herbert Norris’ “Church Vestments: Their Origin and Development” – contains many images of early church vestments and shows their relationship to Roman dress of the same time.

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#343 – A History of the Catholic Church – The Nicene Creed

The Christian bishops at Nicaea strive to resolve the Arian Controversy as well as other conflicts within the Church in order to fulfill Constantine’s desires for unity and peace.

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Image of Constantine and Bishops holding Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed of 381

Creed of Eusebius of Caesarea

The Nicene Creed

Letter of Eusebius of Caeasarea regarding the Nicene Creed

Letter of Council of Nicaea to Alexandria regarding Meletians and dating of Easter

Letter of Constantine regarding dating of Easter

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#342 – A History Catholic of the Catholic Church – The First Ecumenical Council

As the conflict between Arius and Alexander grows larger, bishops throughout the Eastern Empire choose sides. Constantine decides to summon bishops from throughout the Roman Empire in the hopes of establishing peace.

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Image of Icon of the First Council of Nicaea. This icon shows Arius in brown, without the halo. The figure facing him is possibly Alexander of Alexandria. Constantine is shown wearing a crown.

Constantine’s letter to Arius and Alexander seeking peace

Constantine’s letter summoning the bishops to Nicaea

Documents relating to the 325 Synod of Antioch

Icons of Saint Nicholas slapping Arius

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