constantinople constantinople  /ˌkɑn stæn tə ˈnoʊ pəl/


  1. (n) the largest city and former capital of Turkey; rebuilt on the site of ancient Byzantium by Constantine I in the fourth century; renamed Constantinople by Constantine who made it the capital of the Byzantine Empire; now the seat of the Eastern Orthodox Church
  2. (n) the council in 869 that condemned Photius who had become the patriarch of Constantinople without approval from the Vatican, thereby precipitating the schism between the eastern and western churches
  3. (n) the sixth ecumenical council in 680-681 which condemned Monothelitism by defining two wills in Christ, divine and human
  4. (n) the fifth ecumenical council in 553 which held Origen's writings to be heretic
  5. (n) the second ecumenical council in 381 which added wording about the Holy Spirit to the Nicene Creed


  • Germany's oldest city is chock-full of ancient history.

    Germany’s most ancient city is Trier , its name derived from the Roman name Augusta Trevororum under Caesar Augustus. It was known as the “Second Rome” before Constantinople . While the Romans had been in neighboring Gaul – France – this was their first foray into the strategic area on the Mosel River, near the Rhine.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: San Diego Reader

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  1. Pope Benedict said, "The Church of Rome feels closely connected to that of Constantinople by a tie of special fraternity."
    on Nov 30, 2008 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: Vatican Radio

  2. "The Silk Road of yesteryear spread wealth over 5000 miles from China to Constantinople," Ms Bailey said. "Today, the new Silk Road is from China to the top tourism destinations of the world, courtesy of A-330s (Airbus)."
    on Aug 2, 2007 By: Fran Bailey Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

  3. "For the West this was a dark moment," writes historian Efraim Karsh in his masterful book, "Islamic Imperialism." "For Islam it was a cause for celebration. For nearly a millennium Constantinople had been the foremost barrier -- physically...
    on May 28, 2008 By: Efraim Karsh Source: Scripps News

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