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'''''The [[ChrismationSeventh Ecumenical Council]]''''' took place in Nicaea in 787 AD, and is also known as the [[sacrament]] by which a [[baptism|baptized]] person is granted the gift '''Second Council of the [[Holy Spirit]] through anointing with oilNicaea. As Baptism is a personal participation in the death and ''' This [[PaschaEcumenical Councils|ResurrectionEcumenical Council]] of [[Jesus Christ|Christ]], so Chrismation is a personal participation in the coming of dealt with the Holy Spirit at [[Pentecosticon]]s.
Chrismation is often considered the equivalent to Confirmation in the western practiseThe controversy that this Council addressed was more than a struggle over different views of Christian art. Although normally administered in conjunction with BaptismDeeper issues were involved, in some cases chrismation alone may be used to receive [[convert]]s to Orthodoxy through and it is these the exercise Council addressed: The character of Christ''[[economia]]''. The Sacrament of Chrismation can be observed in s human nature; the New Testament: Christian attitude toward matter; and the [[Acts true meaning of Christian redemption and the Apostles]] show us that a sort salvation of Confirmation was going on even in the early Church. entire material universe
The Seventh Ecumenical Council upheld the iconodules' postion in AD 787. They proclaimed: ''Icons... are to be kept in churches and honored with the same relative veneration as is shown to other material symbols, such as the 'precious and life-giving [[Cross]]' and the Book of the Gospels.'' The 'doctrine of icons' is tied to the Orthodox teaching that all of God's creation is to be redeemed and glorified, both spiritual and material. This was upheld in the [[Triumph of Orthodoxy]], celebrated on the First Sunday of Lent.
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