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Synonyms of constantinople

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1. Istanbul, Stambul, Stamboul, Constantinople

usage: 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. Constantinople, Fourth Council of Constantinople, council

usage: 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

3. Constantinople, Third Council of Constantinople, ecumenical council

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

4. Constantinople, Second Council of Constantinople, ecumenical council

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

5. Constantinople, First Council of Constantinople, ecumenical council

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

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