Key Facts:

Date Autumn, 403
Location Constantinople
Number of Participants 36
Summoned by Emperor Arcadius
Chaired by Paul of Heraklea
Key Participants Theophilus of Alexandria; Acacius of Beroea; Severian of Gabala; Antiochus of Ptolemais
Purpose To settle the dispute between John Chrysostom of Constantinople and Theophilus of Alexandria concerning the Origenist Controversy
Key Events Chrysostom accused of aiding Origenists and exiled
Primary Source Descriptions Socrates, HE 6.15; Sozomen, HE 8.17-18; Theodoret, HE 5.34


Kelly, J.N.D. Golden Mouth (Grand Rapids MI: Baker, 1995), 216-227.

Simonetti, M., “Oak, Synod of” in The Encyclopedia of the Early Church2 (Downers Grove IL: IVP Academic, 2014), 3:948.

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