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Photian Synods of Constantinople (861, 867, 879)

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For the three Photian synods of 861 (deposition of Ignatius), 867 (attempted deposition of Nicholas I), and 879 (recognition of Photius as lawful patriarch), recognized by the Greeks as Eighth General Council in opposition to the council of 869-70, which they continue to abominate, see PHOTIUS.

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APA citation. Photian Synods of Constantinople (861, 867, 879). (1908). In The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company.

MLA citation. "Photian Synods of Constantinople (861, 867, 879)." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 4. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1908. <>.

Ecclesiastical approbation. Nihil Obstat. Remy Lafort, Censor. Imprimatur. +John M. Farley, Archbishop of New York.

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