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Crumbs from bread with which christ fed multitudes

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Crumbs from bread with which Christ fed multitudes Crosses of the two thieves Alabaster box of ointment that belonged to Mary Magdalene the adze with which Noah had built the ark rock from which water sprung when struck by Moses the Palladium, the statue of Athena, which Aeneas had taken from Troy to Italy The Column of Constantine, AD 330, now called the “Burnt Column,” Istanbul
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First Council of Nicaea, AD 325 Council of Bishops (250-318 of 1800 attended), convened by Constantine to settle disputes of doctrine, including: the date of Easter, and how to calculate it. (Result: independent of the Jewish calendar) Arguments on the relationship between God the Father and Jesus: are they the same (Orthodox) or different (Arian) substance? What does born, created, and begotten mean!? The debate got so angry that Bishop Nicholas (i.e. Santa) slapped Bishop Arian. (Result: the same) The validity of baptism by heretics. (Not valid.) Result: The Nicene Creed “We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of all things visible and invisible.. And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, begotten of the Father [the only-begotten; that is, of the essence of the Father, God of God], Light of Light, very God of very God, begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father ; Why does Constantine care?
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