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

The Fifth Ecumenical Council

Dionisy's frescoes. The Fifth Ecumenical Council

(Second Council of Constantinople) was convoked in 553 under the emperor Justinian; 165 bishops took part in it. The Council anathematized the writings of three Nestorian bishops Theodore of Mopsuestia, Theodoret of Cyrus, and Ibas of Edessa as well as the teaching of the church father Origen (3rd cent.) on the pre-existence of human souls and the heretics who denied the literal resurrection of physical bodies. Feast day: 25 July (7 August).