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  1. (n) an ancient city in Bithynia; founded in the 4th century BC and flourished under the Romans; the Nicene Creed was adopted there in 325
  2. (n) the seventh ecumenical council in 787 which refuted iconoclasm and regulated the veneration of holy images
  3. (n) the first ecumenical council in 325 which produced the wording of the Nicene Creed and condemned the heresy of Arianism


  • Cutchogue News: Wishing everyone a happy Easter and Passover

    Easter and Passover both celebrate spring and hope. You may be interested to know that they were destined to coincide. The First Council of Nicaea in 325 A.D. determined that Easter should always fall on the first Sunday after the first full moon following the vernal equinox. As a result, Easter remained without a fixed date […]
    on April 19, 2014     Source: The Suffolk Times

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