The '''Eighth Ecumenical Council''' was a reunion council held at Constantinople in 879-880. This council was originally accepted and fully endorsed by the [[papacy]] in Rome (whose legates were present at the behest of [[Pope]] John VIII), but later repudiated by Rome in the 11th century, retroactively regarding the [[robber council of 869-870]] to be [[ecumenical]]. The council of 879-880
restored St. [[Photius the Great]] to his see and anathematized any who altered the [[Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed]], thus condemning the [[Filioque]].
== External links ==
* [http://www.geocities.com/trvalentine/orthodox/dragas_eighth.html The Eighth Ecumenical Council:
Constantinople IV (879/880) and the Condemnation of the ''Filioque'' Addition and Doctrine] by Protopresbyter George Dion Dragas* [http://www.geocities.com/trvalentine/orthodox/8-9synods.html The Eighth and Ninth Ecumenical Councils]