Key Facts:

Date 391?
Location (S)angarum (Bithynia
Summoned by Novation Bishop Marcian of Constantinople
Purpose To resolve the conflict with Sabbatius, who was discontented with the different days of celebrating Easter between Jews and Christians
Key Events Sabbatius made to swear he would never assume the bishopric; creation of the “Indifferent Canon,” which stated that people were free to celebrate the Passover how they wished, and it was not grounds for division.
Primary Source Descriptions Socrates, HE 5.21; Sozomen, HE 7.18

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Last updated: 2-15-2012

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