The Two Canons of the Regional Holy Council Assembled the second time in Constantinople


Interpreted

Canon I.

We enact that it shall not be permissible for a Bishop to be ordained by two, comfortably to the Nicene Council.

Canon II.

We enact that hereafter that a responsible Bishop when being tried can be deposed neither by three nor much less by two, but only by vote of a larger Council, and if possible of all provincials, just as the Apostolic Canons also decreed, in order that the condemnation of one deserving to be deposed may be shown by a vote of the majority, in the presence of the one being tried, with greater accuracy.

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