On this day in 325, the First Council of Nicaea was called to order. Emperor Constantine’s idea of summoning all the bishops to a big meeting to settle the little difficulties in the Church proved a roaring success; and ever since then, whenever a small disagreement arises among Christians, a formal meeting is called, and everything is soon put to rights. Since Nicaea, however, it has become traditional for the council fathers to remove their halos for the group portrait, so that the bishops in the back rows are not obstructed.


  1. Daniel says:

    Working out the Greek script. Does that first line say something about supporting the synod on Patreon?

  2. Belfry Bat says:

    Emperor Constantine quietly inserts a Liturgical Rabbit in place of the first “Θεον”

  3. von Hindenburg says:

    The Church’s current Synod on Synodality sounds like something out of an alternate reality where Dilbert is a comic about a long-suffering Priest stuck in a Kafkaesque bureaucratic nightmare.

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