Tag: Early Church

A short history of Byzantium: No. 13 Some thoughts on the early Church up to the death of Constantine.

“The contagion of this superstition (Christianity) has spread not only to the cities, but also to the villages and even […]

A short history of Byzantium: No. 12 Our Great Father is Gone: the death of Constantine I.

By special guest writer Sean Munger. After thirty-one years of a reign marked by endless intrigue, frequent war, religious turmoil […]

A short history of Byzantium: No.11 St. Helena: Empress and beloved mother of Constantine I

St.Helena is a revered saint amongst Christians around the world, particular the orthodox community, for her tireless work with the […]

A short history of Byzantium: No. 9 Is Emperor Constantine a saint or sinner?

Constantine, without a doubt in my humble opinion, was a very strange man. Don’t get me wrong, he was an […]

A short history of Byzantium: No. 8 The first council of Nicaea and its groundbreaking statement on faith.

Just as Constantine had consolidated his power, and the Empire had come together politically, a new deadly heresy threatened to permanently […]