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Nicene and Post Nicene Fathers, Second Series, Volume XIV: The Seven Ecumenical Councils.

The Early Church Fathers is one of the most important collections of historical, philosophical and theological writings available in English to the student of the Christian Church. These documents provide the most comprehensive witness to the development of Christianity and Christian thought during the period immediately following the Apostolic Era.

Contents of Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers, Second Series XIV

The First Council of Nicea

The Nicene Creed

The Canons of 318 Holy Fathers Assembled in the City of Nice

The Captions of the Arabic Canons Attributed to the Council of Nice

Proposed Action on Clerical Celibacy

The Synodal Letter

On the Keeping of Easter

The Canons of the Councils of Ancyra, Gangra, Neocaesarea, Antioch and Laodicea

The First Council of Constantinople

The Holy Creed Which the 150 Holy Fathers Set Forth

Letter of the Same Holy Synod to the Most Pious Emperor Theodosius the Great

Canons of the 150 Fathers Who Assembled at Constantinople

The Synodical Letter

The Council of Ephesus

Extracts from the Acts

The Epistle of Cyril to Nestorius

The Epistle of Cyril to Nestorius with the XII Anathematisms

Decree of the Council against Nestorius

The Letter of Pope Celestine to the Synod of Ephesus

The Canons of the 200 Holy and Blessed Fathers Who Met at Ephesus

The Letter of the Same Holy Synod of Ephesus to the Sacred Synod in Pamphylia concerning Eustathius Who Had Been Their Metropolitan

The Letter of the Synod to Pope Celestine

The Definition of the Holy and Ecumenical Synod of Ephesus against the Impious Messalians

Decree of the Synod in the Matter of Euprepius and Cyril

The Council of Chalcedon

Extracts from the Acts

The Letter of Cyril to John of Antioch

The Tome of St. Leo

The Condemnation Sent by the Holy and Ecumenical Synod to Dioscorus

The Definition of Faith of the Council of Chalcedon

Decree on the Jurisdiction of Jerusalem and Antioch

The Decree with Regard to the Bishop of Ephesus

Decree with Regard to Nicomedia

The 30 Canons of the Holy and Fourth Synod of Chalcedon

The Second Council of Constantinople

Extracts from the Acts

The Sentence of the Synod

The Capitula of the Council

The Anathemas against Origen

The Anathematisms of the Emperor Justinian against Origen,

The Decretal Epistle of Pope Vigilius in Confirmation of the Fifth Ecumenical Synod

The Third Council of Constantinople

Extracts from the Acts

The Letter of Agatho, Pope of Old Rome, to the Emperor, and the Letter of Agatho Addressed to the Sixth Council

The Sentence against the Monothelites

The Definition of Faith

The Prosphoneticus to the Emperor

Letter of the Council to St. Agatho

The Imperial Edict Posted in the Third Atrium of the Great Church near What is Called Dicymbala

The Canons of the Council in Trullo, Often Called the Quinisext Council

The Canons of the Synods of Sardica, Carthage, Constantinople

The Second Council of Nicea

The Divine Sacra Sent by the Emperors Constantine and Irene to the Most Holy and Most Blessed Hadrian, Pope of Old Rome

The Imperial Sacra Read at the First Session

Extracts from the Acts

Part of Pope Hadrian’s Letter

Epitome of the Definition of the Iconoclastic Conciliabulum, Held in Constantinople

The Decree of the Holy, Great, Ecumenical Synod, the Second of Nice

The Canons of the Holy and Ecumenical Seventh Council

Letter of the Synod to the Emperor and Empress

Canons and Rulings, Not Having Conciliar Origin, but Approved by Name in Canon II of the Synod in Trullo

The Apostolical Canons

The Canons of the Blessed Peter, Archbishop of Alexandria, and Martyr, Which are Found in his Sermon on Penitence

The Canonical Epistle of St. Gregory, Archbishop of Neocaesarea, Who is called Thaumaturgus

The Epistle of St. Athanasius to the Monk Ammus

The Epistle of the Same Athanasius Taken from the 39th Festal Epistle

The Epistle of St. Athanasius to Ruffinian

The First Canonical Epistle of Basil

The Second Canonical Epistle of Basil

The Third Epistle of the Same to the Same

From an Epistle of Basil to the Blessed Amphilochius on the Difference of Meats

Of Basil to Diodorus Bishop of Tarsus, concerning a Man Who Had Taken Two Sisters to Wife

Of Basil to Gregory a Presbyter, That He Should Separate from a Woman Who Dwelt with Him

Of Basil to the Chorepiscopi, That No Ordinations Should Be Made Contrary to the Canons

Of Basil to His Suffragans That They Should Not Ordain for Money

From Chapter XVII of the Book St. Basil Wrote to Blessed Amphilochius on the Holy Ghost

From the Letter of Basil the Great to the Nicopolitans

Of Basil to Agatho the Bishop

Of Basil to Menas the Bishop

The Canonical Epistle of St. Gregory, Bishop of Nyssa, to St. Letoius, Bishop of Mitylene

From the Metre Poems of St. Gregory Theologus, Specifying Which Books of the Old and New Testament Should Be Read

From the Iambics of St. Amphilochius, the Bishop to Seleucus on the Same Subject

The Canonical Answers of Timothy, the Most Holy Bishop of Alexandria, Who was One of the 150 Fathers Gathered Together at Constantinople, to the Questions Proposed to Him concerning Bishops and Clerics,

The Prosphonesus of Theophilus, Archbishop of Alexandria, When the Holy Epiphanies Happened to Fall on a Sunday

The Commonitory of Theophilus Which Ammon Received on Account of Lycus

The Narrative of Theophilus concerning those Called Cathari

The Canonical Epistle of our Holy Father among the Saints, Cyril, Archbishop of Alexandria, on the Hymns

Of Cyril of Alexandria to the Bishops of Libya and Pentapolis

The Encyclical Letter of Gennadius, Patriarch of Constantinople, and of the Holy Synod Met with Him to all the Holy Metropolitans, and to the Pope of the City of Rome

Author Bio

Philip Schaff (1819–1893) was one of the most distinguished church historians who ever lived. He was educated at Tübingen, Halle, and Berlin, and was professor of church history and biblical literature at German Reformed Theological Seminary. When the Civil War forced the seminary to close, Schaff moved to Union Theological Seminary. Schaff had an enormous influence on German Reformed churches in America, and he wrote History of the Christian Church, Creeds of Christendom, and The Principal of Protestantism.