Ecumenical Synod of Qart Qildar
Synod Qart Qildar

Fathers at the Synod celebrating Holy Qurbana (Mass)

Date December 3977 - November 3981
Accepted by Apostolic Church of the East
Previous council Synod of Aldegaria
Next council Synod of Kathura
Convoked by Mor Iwanis VII
President Mor Iwanis VII
Attendance +400
Topics Barmenian Schism, Pneumatology, reorganization of Apostolic Church of the East, ordination of women
Documents and statements Creed of Qart Qildar
Location Saint Origen Cathedral, Qart Qildar

The Ecumenical Synod of Qart Qildar[1] was an Ecumenical Council of the Apostolic Church of the East that took place between 3977 and 3981, convoked in response to a number of challenges facing the Eastern Hosian Communion, particularly the ongoing Barmenian schism, Pneumatological controversies surrounding the issue of Eliyahu's humanity and divinity, and the need for a reorganization of the structure of the Church.

The Synod was successful in ending the Barmenian schism, officially adopted a reformed Pneumatology by recognizing the distinction between the human and divine natures of Eliyahu, united the Apostolic Department of Cildania and the Badaran Apostolic Church under the Apostolic Church of the Isles, granted the primacy of honor within the Eastern Hosian Communion to the Patriarch of Qart Qildar, and recognized the ordination of women as deacons.

Creed of Qart QildarEdit

«We, following the Holy Fathers, all with one consent, teach men to confess One God, eternal, uncreated, and unbegotten, Father of us all, Who is fully transcendental and beyond comprehension, and One Spirit, Who is the Wisdom, the Mind, the Power, and the Light of God, of the same Being and Person as God, preexistent with Him and Who created the whole creation, Whom in these latter days, for us and for our salvation, God caused to live in the flesh as Eliyahu of Yishelem, born of Sarah the Virgin; that the flesh in which the Spirit of God lived served the Spirit well, living in holiness and purity, working with the Spirit and cooperating with Him in everything; that the incarnate Spirit of God became truly God and truly man, by the Henosis of the divine and human qnome, inconfusedly, unchangeably, indivisibly, inseparably unmingled but everlastingly united in one parsopa; that the same Spirit is given to men, making them a new creation, and sharers in the same hope of Henosis and exaltation, so that men can become gods by grace through the union of divine and human qnome in all humans, as the prophets from the beginning have declared concerning Him, and the Lord Eliyahu Hosios Himself taught us, and the Holy Fathers have handed down to us.»


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