Pope, Patriarch Plan “Nicaea III”; Do You Remember What Happened at Nicaea I and II?

Pope Francis and Patriarch Bartholomew venerate the slab in the Holy Sepulchre where Christ's body was laid.

It was Patriarch Bartholomew who broke the news:  On his return from Jerusalem, where the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople had prayed with Pope Francis at the Holy Sepulchre, the Patriarch revealed plans for a Catholic-Orthodox get-together in Nicaea in 2025.The meeting in Jerusalem of the Roman Catholic pontiff and the leader of the Eastern church was news in itself:   It had been 50 years since the 1964 embrace between Pope Paul VI and Patriarch Athenagoras.  Before that, nine ce … [Read more...]

THINK THIS, NOT THAT #2: WAS JESUS CREATED? Answers from Nicaea

Jerusalem Cross

Introduction—What are we doing here?   This is article #2 of a series of at least 22 articles which will appear over the next several months—but you should expect a couple of “inserts,” smaller posts which explain the early provincial councils, or a particularly thorny debate, in greater detail.  Those who can do without the minutiae covered in these addendae will still end with a good overview of the complex issues which were resolved and the heresies which were refuted by the early church fathe … [Read more...]


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