The Holy Emperor Theodosius the Great

Commemorated on January 17

      The Holy Emperor Theodosius the Great during the period of his reign (379‑395) delivered a decisive blow to paganism: he issued a legal edict, under which any sort of service to the pagan gods was considered a transgression. The zealous proponent of Orthodoxy issued many laws in defense of the Church and against heretics. The Second OEcumenical Council (381) was convened by him.

1996-2001 by translator Fr. S. Janos.

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The Holy Emperor
Theodosius the Great

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