The First Ephesus Council
Biblical Events in Ephesus

The First Ephesus Council

The Third Ecumenical Council was convened in Ephesus thanks to the request of the Emperor Theodosius II in the year 431. In this council where Pope Celestine the first was represented by Cyril of Alexandria, the ideas of the Istanbul Patriarch Nestorius, who said “Mary gave birth to Jesus, who was only human”, was rejected. Idea claiming that Mary gave birth to a God was accepted.

Theotokos was Celebrated at the Council Church also known as the Double Church in Ephesus
Theotokos was Celebrated at the Council Church also known as the Double Church in Ephesus