History of the Papacy Podcast
This show will detail the biographies and interesting facts of the Papacy of Rome. It will start in the beginning, but will not go straight through. There will be many side tracks and detours along the way. We will investigate the backstreets of the Papacy where the tour normally doesn't go.

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The First Ecumenical Council, or world-wide synod, which took place at Nicaea in modern day Turkey, involved many of the biggest names of the day and really turned the Roman world on its head. Christianity, which was a heavily persecuted religion, became the preferred religion of the Empire all in the course of a few short years. The foundations of Christianity needed to be solidified though if  it was to become the unifying force in the Roman Empire. 

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In this episode we’ll finish discussing the canons of the First Ecumenical Council at Nicaea in 325AD. We’ll be looking at how the bishops at the Council decided to treat the Christians who lapsed in their faith during the various persecutions and how people from groups deemed heretical should be accepted into the newly minted Orthodox Catholic Church.  

Direct download: Episode203620Canons20Continued20Again.mp3
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The canons of the First Ecumenical Council at Nicaea were extremely important for the history of Christianity. These canons each come with a story of their own that ties together the past and future of the religion. We will continue to discuss the canons that concerned the clergy and the various ways these canons have been interpreted throughout history. The texts of the canons are important, but the way they have been interpreted is just as important.

Direct download: Episode_35_Nicaea_Canons_Continued.mp3
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The first ecumenical council, the First Council of Nicaea in 325AD, was a pivotal moment in Christianity. Once the Creed of Nicaea was defined, the bishops at the Council had a number of important issues they needed deal with. The bishops at the council created twenty canons, or rules of faith that created the guidelines the clergy and the laity would follow going forward. All this was done under the watchful eye of the Emperor Constantine.

Direct download: Episode_34_Canons_1.mp3
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Constantine’s purpose for calling an ecumenical council was to stabilize and unify the Roman Empire. For many reasons, the Empire was neither stabilized nor unified. Theological battles were raging inside of the Empire and groups outside of the borders of the Empire were on the move. A bishop variously named Ulfila, Wulfilas or even Orphila was central to all of these critical historical movements of the fourth century. 

Direct download: Sidetrack_Episode_17_Little_Wolf.mp3
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In this episode, we will discuss one of the most important participants at the First Ecumenical Council at Nicaea, Eusebius of Nicomedia. Arius may have been the spiritual leader of the subordinationist party, but Eusebius, Bishop of Nicomedia was the real muscle behind the movement. Eusebius of Nicomedia did the heavy lifting that very nearly decided the future of what Christianity would become as a religion.

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The creed or statement of beliefs from the First Ecumenical Council at Nicaea was what the whole thing was really about.  The Church and Constantine had a whole agenda of other various gripes, issues and complaints they needed to address, but the creed or basic beliefs of the Church and by default mainstream Christianity was the main event. After the Nicene Creed was written, the Church would have the mission statement it would use until this day.

Direct download: Episode_32_Part_6_Nicene_Creed.mp3
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In this Sidetrack Episode installment, we have a special guest host who will take use through the connections between the Jewish Passover and the Christian Easter celebration. This connection is much more than skin deep and reaches to the basic core of what Christianity is historically and culturally. Thanks to Jason G for putting this great episode together!

Direct download: Sidetrack_Episode_16_Easter_Passover_Connection.mp3
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In this Sidetrack Episode installment, we will take a closer look at someone who was one of the most important figures in Christian history, but does not get very much attention. Helena, the mother of Constantine, strongly influenced her son and stuck through all the ups and downs with him. It is very likely in fact that Helena was the person who introduced a young Constantine to Christianity. Helena would also work hard in her own right to solidify the Church through initiating building projects and investigating the earliest history of the Church. 

Direct download: Sidetrack_Episode_15_Helena_Augusta.mp3
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The First Ecumenical Council, The Council of Nicaea, wasn’t just about Arianism. The Council had a laundry list of controversies, problems, gripes and grievances to deal with which had built up in the Christian Church since day one. Constantine the Great wanted a unified Empire and what he needed to attain that goal was a unified religion. Setting a uniform date for the celebration of Easter, the most important holiday in the religion was of huge importance in creating uniformity. The Popes of Rome and the Church of Rome will play their role in establishing the timing of Easter.  

Direct download: Episode_31_Part_5_Easter_Dating.mp3
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