Seventh Ecumenical Council of Nicaea, 787
Author(s) : Moutafov Emmanuel (28/11/2003)Translation : Panou Eirini
For citation: Moutafov Emmanuel, "Seventh Ecumenical Council of Nicaea, 787",Encyclopaedia of the Hellenic World, Asia MinorURL: <http://www.ehw.gr/l.aspx?id=10314>
The Seventh Ecumenical Council was convened by the empress Eirene in the fall of 787 in Nicaea of Bithynia, while the final session took place in Constantinople. According to the decisions of the Council, icons should be kept in churches and be given the same respect as to the other material symbols of Christianity, such as the Cross and the Gospels. The Seventh Ecumenical Council signalled the end of the first phase of Iconoclasm and was the last Ecumenical Council of the Eastern Church.
Nicaea, Bithynia, Constantinople (last session)
September, 24 - October, 23, 787
1. Historical frame
3. Dogmatic conflicts
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