The Virgin Nativity Cathedral
Section of Western Crosswise Nave. West View

The Fourth Ecumenical Council

Dionisy's frescoes. The Fourth Ecumenical Council

(Chalcedon) was held in 451 during the reign of the emperor Markian in Chalcedon to repudiate the Eutychian doctrine of monophysitism which emerged as a reaction to the Nestorian heresy. 630 priests proclaimed “one and the same Christ, Son, Lord, only begotten, to be acknowledged in two natures, inconfusedly, unchangeably, indivisibly, inseparably”. Feast day: 16 (29) July.