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Bithynia (Nicomedia (Izmit);Nicea (Iznik)) PDF Print E-mail

                                                                                                   Acts 16:7; 1 Peter 1:1

Founded in the 4th century BC by the Macedonian king Antigonus I Monophthalmus, Nicea was an important centre in late Roman and Byzantine times.

In 325 AD, the great Council of Nicea was called by Constantine the Great, who had converted to Christianity a decade earlier and replaced official persecution of Christianity with official support. The Council of Nicea was the first ecumenical (worldwide) council of the church and the first of Seven Ecumenical Councils recognized by most Christian denominations as having doctrinal authority. Around 300 bishops from across the Christian world attended.

The main reason for the council was the dispute over Arianism, the doctrine that Christ was not equal with God but a lesser divine being, but the assembled bishops also dealt with the date of Easter and various matters of church administration. The Council was originally planned to be held in another city, but Constantine moved the location to Nicea because of its favorable weather and, most importantly, proximity to his palace in Nicomedia (modern Izmit).




Biblical Places in Turkey

  Adramyttium   

    Antioch   

    Assos      

    Attalia      

 Bithniya  (Nicaea) 

Cappadocia  

Carchemish

Cnidus

Colossae

Derbe

Ephesus Acts

 Euphrates River 

Galatia Province

Harran

Hierapolis

Iconium

Istanbul 

Laodecia

Lystra

Miletus

Mt. Ararat

Myra

Nicea

Patara 

Perga

Pergamum

Philadelphia

 Pisidian Antioch 

Sardis

Seleucia

Smyrna

Tarsus 

Thyatira

Tigris River

Troas

Troy

 
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