|Macedonian nation mentioned in Vatican, Rus, Churc
Constantinople 381 A.D.
Under Emperor Theodosius the Great
Patriarch of Constantinople St Gregory of Nazianzus, the Theologian Presided.
DEBATE: was the Holy Spirit a person or a power of God?
Macedonius Movement deemed the Spirit a power of God. They recognize two persons; Father and Son.
The Council condemned Macedonians as heretics and decreed God as 3 persons: Father, Son and Spirit.
Completion of Part 2 of the Creed.
||Metropolitan Macarius’ "History of the Russian Church" (1917)
...This is why Tsar Aleksei Mikhailovich proposed that the Great Council should discuss and make a decision on this question. The Council fathers carefully reviewed Patriarch Philaret Nikitich’s statute and came to the conclusion that the laws were incorrectly interpreted and applied to the Latins. They then referred to earlier Council statutes whereby it was forbidden to re-baptize even Arians and Macedonians in the event of their coming into Orthodoxy, and even more so, the fathers said, Latins must not be re-baptized. They referred to the Council of the four Eastern Patriarchs held in Constantinople in 1484, which .........