Originally published at: Daily Devotion for 12 June 2023 (3rd Monday after Pentecost) | Confident.Faith
- Psalm 37
- Psalm 101
- Proverbs 10:1–23
- John 14:1–17
- Small Catechism, Morning & Evening Prayer and Asking a Blessing & Returning Thanks
Today we commemorate the Ecumenical Council of Nicaea. Convoked in AD 325 by Roman Emperor Constantine, the Council of Nicaea ruled against the Arians, who taught that Jesus was not the eternal Son of God, but was a created being. The chief opponents of the Arians were Alexander, Bishop of Alexandria, and Athanasius, deacon to Alexander. It was at this council that an early version of the Nicene Creed was adopted — the full version being adopted in its entirety at the Council of Constantinople in AD 381.