Icon of the First Council of Nicea

Orthodox icon of the First Council of Nicea. As the name suggests, it depicts the First Ecumenical Council of Christian bishops convened by Constantine the Great in 325 in Nicea. The Council lasted more than two months and resulted in the construction of the Nicene Creed, defeat of Arianism, promulgation of early canon law, and establishment of the date of Easter. According to the historians, the First Council of Nicea was attended by Athanasius of Alexandria, Basil of Caesarea, Spyridon of Trimythous, and even Nicholas of Myra, among others.

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