Key Facts:

Date 343/81
Location Laodicea in Phrygia
Key Events Creation of 60 canons
Notes The date of the council is uncertain. Scholars tend to agree that it occurred anywhere between 343 and 381 (i.e. between the councils at Serdica and Constantinople).

Surviving Documents:

Canons (Turner, EOMIA, 2.3, p. 340-392), English translation in NPNF2, vol. 14, p. 125-160.


Nardi, C. “Laodicea” in Encyclopedia of the Early Church (New York: Oxford University Press, 1992).

Schaff, Philip. “The Seven Ecumenical Councils” in NPNF2, vol. 14, p. 124.

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Last updated: 4-3-2012

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