Thiven, Synod of

Thiven, Synod of was held by Nierses, the first bishop, or catholicus, of the Armenian Church, in A.D. 536. It was called through the influence of the Persian ruler Chosroes, who desired the, separation of his Christian subjects from the Christians of the Roman Empire. At the synod the Monophysite system was confirmed, and the anathema pronounced on the Chalcedonian council. See Neander, Hist. of the Church, 1, 553.

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