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Peter the Fuller

(d. 488)

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Akakian Schism

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

A temporary rift (484–519) between the church of Constantinople and the papacy, so named after the patriarch Akakios. By the end of the 5th C. the bishop of the imperial ...

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Anastasios I

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

Emperor (from 11 Apr. 491); born Dyrrachion ca.430, died Constantinople 8 or 10 July 518.

He was nicknamed Dikoros (“with two pupils”) because his eyes were of different colors....

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Dionysius the Pseudo-Areopagite

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Christianity.

(c.500),

mystical theologian. The name given to the author of a body of theological writings to which the supporters of Severus, Patr. of Antioch, appealed in 533, attributing...

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Leo I

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

Called the “Butcher” (Μακέλλης) or the “Great” (probably not because of his piety but to distinguish him from Leo II, the “Little,” his grandson), emperor (from 7 Feb. 457); of ...

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Monophysitism

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

A person who holds that there is only one inseparable nature (partly divine, partly and subordinately human) in the person of Christ, contrary to a declaration of the Council of Chalcedon...

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Nicene Creed

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

A formal statement of Christian belief which is very widely used in Christian liturgies, based on that adopted at the first Council of Nicaea in 325.

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Philoxenus

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

(c.440–523),

Bp. of Mabbug (Hierapolis in Syria) from 485. He was one of the leading thinkers and writers of the nascent Syrian Orthodox Church. See also the preceding entry.

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Theopaschites

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

Those in the 5th and 6th cents. who held that, in view of the unity of the Incarnate Christ, it could be said that God had suffered. The first controversy on the subject arose when Peter...

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Timothy

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity.

(6th or 7th cent.),

priest of Hagia Sophia. He wrote a treatise on the reception of heretics into the Church, dividing them into categories requiring Baptism, Confirmation...

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Trisagion

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

The ‘thrice holy’ chant of the eastern Christian liturgies (from Isaiah 6:3). This Ordinary chant was used in the Byzantine Eucharist, Orthros, Vespers, Mesonyktikon, and other offices. The...

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