Meaning: the second ecumenical council in 381 which added wording about the Holy Spirit to the Nicene Creed
Meaning: the fifth ecumenical council in 553 which held Origen's writings to be heretic
Meaning: the sixth ecumenical council in 680-681 which condemned Monothelitism by defining two wills in Christ, divine and human
Meaning: the council in 869 that condemned Photius who had become the patriarch of Constantinople without approval from the Vatican, thereby precipitating the schism between the eastern and western churches
Istanbul, Stambul, Stamboul, Constantinople
Meaning: the largest city and former capital of Turkey; rebuilt on the site of ancient Byzantium by Constantine I in the fourth century; renamed Constantinople by Constantine who made it the capital of the Byzantine Empire; now the seat of the Eastern Orthodox Church
"She is a slave whom I bought at Constantinople, madame, the daughter of a prince.
I told him I was going on to Constantinople and would take Peter with me, and he was agreeable.
'Well, to make a long story short, I got to Constantinople, and pretty soon found touch with Blenkiron.
So it came about that at five past three on the 16th day of January, with only the clothes we stood up in, Peter and I entered Constantinople.
I said it was my business, as representing the German Government, to see the stuff delivered to the consignee at Constantinople ship-shape and Bristol-fashion.
Though false, he was not cruel, and seven ex-emperors and usurpers, living unharmed in Constantinople under his sceptre, bore witness to the mildness of his rule.
The provinces of Europe which belonged to the Eastern emperor, were already exhausted; those of Asia were inaccessible; and the strength of Constantinople had resisted his attack.
Let's go back; send over for any of the tribes; send to Spain for those Vandals--they have had enough of Adolf by now, curse him!--I'll warrant them; get together an army, and take Constantinople.
'Of course,' cried the merchant, greatly amused; 'from Delhi to Baghdad, and from Constantinople to Lucknow, I know them all; and there lives none worthier than the gallant and wealthy young prince of Nekabad.'
He was the most accomplished liar of his age, and, while winning and defending the imperial throne, committed enough acts of mean treachery, and swore enough false oaths to startle even the courtiers of Constantinople.