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Emperor Constantine

 

“We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of all things visible and invisible.”

Original Nicene Creed, First Council of Nicaea, Turkey, Saturday 19 June ad 325

Could you arrange for a group of colleagues, friends or advisors to agree a short speech for you, say 118 words, that would reflect your views and sustain your influence for hundreds of years (actually, over 1,600 years)? A tough call. This extraordinary achievement was delivered at the First Council of Nicaea by the first Christian Roman Emperor, Constantine I (Flavius Valerius Aurelius Constantinus), who lived from ad 272 until 337. He was Roman Emperor from 306 (despite violent claims against the post from others) and from 324 until his death, unequivocal ...

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