Constantinople

Primary Meanings of Constantinople

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 second ecumenical council in 381 which added wording about the Holy Spirit to the Nicene Creed
Full Definitions of Constantinople
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

Synonyms:
Istanbul, Stamboul, Stambul
Example of:
city, metropolis, urban center
a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts
2

n the second ecumenical council in 381 which added wording about the Holy Spirit to the Nicene Creed

Synonyms:
First Council of Constantinople
Type of:
ecumenical council
(early Christian church) one of seven gatherings of bishops from around the known world under the presidency of the Pope to regulate matters of faith and morals and discipline

n the fifth ecumenical council in 553 which held Origen's writings to be heretic

Synonyms:
Second Council of Constantinople
Type of:
ecumenical council
(early Christian church) one of seven gatherings of bishops from around the known world under the presidency of the Pope to regulate matters of faith and morals and discipline

n the sixth ecumenical council in 680-681 which condemned Monothelitism by defining two wills in Christ, divine and human

Synonyms:
Third Council of Constantinople
Type of:
ecumenical council
(early Christian church) one of seven gatherings of bishops from around the known world under the presidency of the Pope to regulate matters of faith and morals and discipline

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

Synonyms:
Fourth Council of Constantinople
Type of:
council
(Christianity) an assembly of theologians and bishops and other representatives of different churches or dioceses that is convened to regulate matters of discipline or doctrine

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