The eastern emperor and the western emperor agreed: there needed to be a new ecumenical council to somehow solve the theological disagreements festering from the controversy over Arius in 324-5. The Latin-speaking western bishops were simply not going to accept creeds like the ones from Antioch, even when repeatedly offered.
So in the year 342, it was decided to call together the bishops from all over the empire to neutral territory, to Serdica (Sardica), what is now modern-day Sophia, Bulgaria, which was on the far eastern edge of the western empire. The western emperor Constans was there, and at least 170 bishops arrived.
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Author: Dale Tuggy
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Bible reference(s): John 10:30
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