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Mopsuestia, Council of
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On Friday, Jun 17, 550 CE, the nine bishops of the province Cilicia secunda came together at the city of Mopsuestia, attended by the comes domesticorum (“principal of the guardsmen”) Marthanius who represented the imperial government. They should inquire whether the deceased Theodore, bishop of Mopsuestia (Theodore of Mopsuestia) from 392 to 428 CE, was still listed there in the diptychs, from which the names of the deceased orthodox bishops were read out during the Eucharist liturgy. It had been the emperor Justinian himself who, eage…

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Gerber, Simon, “Mopsuestia, Council of”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 27 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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