Constantinople

Definitions of Constantinople
  1. noun
    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
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    city, metropolis, urban center
    a large and densely populated urban area; may include several independent administrative districts
  2. noun
    the second ecumenical council in 381 which added wording about the Holy Spirit to the Nicene Creed
    synonyms: First Council of Constantinople
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    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
  3. noun
    the fifth ecumenical council in 553 which held Origen's writings to be heretic
    synonyms: Second Council of Constantinople
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    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
  4. noun
    the sixth ecumenical council in 680-681 which condemned Monothelitism by defining two wills in Christ, divine and human
    synonyms: Third Council of Constantinople
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    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
  5. noun
    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
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    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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