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date: 11 August 2020

Sardica, Council of (or Serdica) (mod. Sofia). 

Source:
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Author(s):
F. L. CrossF. L. Cross, E. A. LivingstoneE. A. Livingstone

A Council summoned c.343 by Emps. Constans and Constantius principally to settle the orthodoxy of St *Athanasius. It was intended that it should be an Oecumenical Council, but the E. bishops on arrival refused to attend on the ground that Athanasius, whom the E. had deposed, was being regarded by the W. as a proper member of the synod. The W. bishops therefore met by themselves, under the presidency of ... ...

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