Second Council of Dvin

The Second Council of Dvin was a church Synod or ecumenical Council held in 554 in the city of Dvin (then in Sasanian Armenia).[1][2][3]

The Second Council of Dvin was called by Catholicos Nerses II of Bagrevand,[4] and the bishops rejected the canons of Chalcedon. This was significant as it was the moment where the Armenian church rejected the dyophysite formula that had been adopted by the majority of Christendom at the Council of Chalcedon.

Impact of the Council [ edit ]

This rejection marks the point of separation between the Armenian Apostolic Church and Oriental Orthodoxy more generally from the Eastern Orthodox Churches of Byzantium and the Roman Catholic Church.[5][6][7][8]

The Council also marks the beginning of the Armenian Church Calendar,[9] and also established various administration and conduct rules and regulations for members of the Armenian Church.[10]

See Also [ edit ]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ Armenia: The marzpans, at Britannica.
  2. ^ H.H. Karekin I's Council of Chalcedon and the Armenian Church (Karekin Sarkissian, 2006).
  3. ^ Kettenhofen, Erich (1996). "DVIN". Encyclopaedia Iranica, Vol. VII, Fasc. 6. pp. 616–619.
  4. ^ Augustine Casiday, The Orthodox Christian World (Routledge, 21 Aug 2012) page 47-48.
  5. ^ Rouben Paul Adalian, Historical Dictionary of Armenia (Scarecrow Press, 2010) page 120.
  6. ^ Philip Francis Esler, The Early Christian World, Volume 1 (Taylor & Francis, 2000) p 334.
  8. ^ Oliver Nicholson, The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity (Oxford University Press, 19 Apr 2018) page 423.
  9. ^ Rouben Paul Adalian, Historical Dictionary of Armenia (Scarecrow Press, 2010) page 286.
  10. ^ Tim Greenwood, The Universal History of Step'anos Taronec'i: Introduction, Translation, and Commentary (Oxford University Press, 2017) p150-151.
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