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1: The Council of Ephesus was the third ecumenical council of the early Christian church. It was held in 431 at the Church of Mary in Ephesus, Asia Minor. The council was made because of a fight over the teachings of Nestorius, Patriarch of Constantinople. Nestorius doctrine, Nestorianism, focused on the split between Christ’s human and divine natures, had brought him into conflict with other church leaders, most notably Cyril, Patriarch of Alexandria.

3: Nestorius requested the Council to be called, so that he could prove his orthodoxy, but in the end his teachings were condemned as heresy. The pope was Pope Celestine the first. Cyril's Council of Ephesus declared it "unlawful for any man to bring forward, or to write, or to compose a Faith as a rival to that established by the holy Fathers assembled with the Holy Ghost in Nicea." | The pope was Pope Celestine the first.

5: Canon 1-5 condemned Nestorius and Caelestius and their followers as heretics Canon 6 declared removal from clerical office or excommunication for those who did not accept the Council's decrees Canon 7 condemned any departure from the creed established by the First Council of Nicaea, in particular a comment by the priest Charisius. Canon 8 condemned interference by the Bishop in affairs of the Church in Cyprus and announce generally, so that no bishop was to "assume control of any province which has not heretofore, from the very beginning, been under his own hand or that of his predecessors, the Canons of the Fathers be disobeyed."

6: BIBLIOGRAPHY | "Council of Chalcedon." 10 Commandments - Ten Commandments News. Web. 03 Mar. 2011. . "The Ecumenical Creeds: Relevant for Today?" Patrick Comerford. Web. 03 Mar. 2011. . "First Council of Ephesus." Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. Web. 03 Mar. 2011. . Google Image Result for Http://www.calledtocommunion.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/Ephesus.jpg." Google. Web. 03 Mar. 2011. . "Severus of Antioch’s Objection To The Council Of Chalcedon : A Re-Assessment." Indian Orthodox Herald - Breaking Church Catholicate News And Doctrinal Information. Web. 03 Mar. 2011. .


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