First Council of Nicaea

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the first ecumenical council in 325 which produced the wording of the Nicene Creed and condemned the heresy of Arianism


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The first ecumenical council in 325 [in Nicea] declared that no priest was validly ordained unless the community made the selection.
Delegates to that first ecumenical council fell out over a single Greek letter, which gave the option of two words, one meaning "same" and the other "similar.
The first ecumenical council in 300 years, Vatican I (1869-70), added an exclamation mark with its declaration of papal infallibility.
What my students first found interesting was canon 18 of the Council of Nicaea, the church's first ecumenical council, in 325:
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