Council of Nicea

Council of Nicea

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Council of Nicea

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  • In the year AD 325, the Council of Nicea was called by the Roman Emporer Constantine. He called this council in order to finally determine the outcome of many debated events amongst the Catholic Church. One of these issues that were decided was the true date Easter was to celebrated.  
  • But which Sunday would it be? This week's, next's, a month from now or perhaps a year?
  • I believe that is should be on a Sunday, sir. 
  • I have called this council in order to settle many things. One of which is the date we are to celebrate the Ressurection of Christ. 
  • After much deliberation as to how and when Easter would be celebrated, the council came to an agreement.  
  • We have come to a conclusion your honor. 
  • Now then has the council come to a conclusion or are you all still bickering as when it should be celebrated. 
  • We have decided that Easter shall be celebrated on a Sunday, as it is the Lord's day. It shall also be celebrated near the Jewish Holiday of Passover and Feast of Unleavened bread.  
  • Ok now that that matter is settled, we can continue to more pressing matters. 
  • Well, then what is the Council's decision. 
  • Along with the decision of when Easter was to be celebrated, the Council decided on other major issues circulating the Church at the time. An example is the decision of Arianism and how the Church feels about the new belief. 
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