Nicene Council


Nicene Council
Nicene Council
n.
either of two church councils that met in Nicaea in A.D. 325 and A.D. 787; esp., the first of these, that condemned Arianism and adopted the Nicene Creed

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  • Nicene Council — either of two church councils that met at Nicaea, the first in A.D. 325 to deal with the Arian heresy, the second in A.D. 787 to consider the question of the veneration of images. [1350 1400; ME] * * * Nicene Council, either of two general… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Nicene Council — either of two church councils that met at Nicaea, the first in A.D. 325 to deal with the Arian heresy, the second in A.D. 787 to consider the question of the veneration of images. [1350 1400; ME] * * * …   Universalium

  • Nicene Council — /naɪsin ˈkaʊnsəl/ (say nuyseen kownsuhl) noun either of two general ecclesiastical councils which met at Nicaea, the first in 325 to deal with the Arian heresy, the second in 787 to consider the question of images …   Australian English dictionary

  • Nicene Creed — n. a confession of faith of Christians traditionally attributed to the first Nicene Council and accepted, with some differences in wording, by both the Eastern Church and the Western Church …   English World dictionary

  • Nicene Creed — 1. a formal statement of the chief tenets of Christian belief, adopted by the first Nicene Council. 2. a later creed of closely similar form (Niceno Constantinopolitan Creed or Constantinopolitan Creed) referred, perhaps erroneously, to the… …   Universalium

  • Nicene Creed — /naɪsin ˈkrid/ (say nuyseen kreed) noun 1. a formal statement of the chief tenets of Christian belief, adopted by the first Nicene Council. 2. a later creed of closely similar form authorised by the Council of Constantinople (AD 381), received… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Nicene Creed — noun Date: circa 1569 a Christian creed expanded from a creed issued by the first Nicene Council, beginning “I believe in one God,” and used in liturgical worship …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Nicene Creed — Ni′cene Creed′ n. 1) rel a formal statement of the chief tenets of Christian belief, adopted by the first Nicene Council 2) rel a later creed of similar form accepted generally throughout Christendom • Etymology: 1560–70 …   From formal English to slang

  • Nicene Creed — • The profession of the Christian Faith common to the Catholic Church, to all the Eastern Churches separated from Rome, and to most of the Protestant denominations. Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Nicene Creed     The Nicene …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Council of Chalcedon — Date 451 A.D. Accepted by Roman Catholics, Old Catholics, Eastern Orthodox, Anglicans, Lutherans Previous council First Council of Ephesus Next council Second Council of Constantinople …   Wikipedia