Constantine summoned to meet at Nice, opposite Constantinople, the first ecumenical council, of which Ozius was president.
The constitutio de fide has been adopted by the ecumenical council, nemine contradicente.
To this Macedonius answered that this could not be done except in an ecumenical council presided over by the bishop of Rome.
Why not call an ecumenical council, appoint a commission to see to such things, and then forget the sacrilege?
This happened in Rome in "anno domini" 1870, at that great ecumenical council—that unique anachronism of the nineteenth century.
Pio Nono was to summon an ecumenical council which was to be the greatest event of the century.
In 325 the first general or ecumenical council, representing theoretically the entire Christian Church, was held at Nicaea.
Then commenced a deliberation, which finished up with insults and a confusion worthy of an ecumenical council of holy fathers.
Constantine assembled at Nice, opposite Constantinople, the first ecumenical council, over which Ozius presided.
Our present problems are said to be waiting for the next ecumenical council.