Not wanting questions about the divine nature of Christ to sow discord, Constantine summoned church officials to the Council of Nicaea in Emperor Diocletian tried to bring order by distributing power to a four-ruler tetrarchy that would govern the four quarters of the empire.
Later Constantine would go on to wage war on paganism; tearing down temples and forbidding any pagan rites of public or private worship.
Although the East usually regards the time of St. The actual seat of the Roman government was not moved to Constantinople until AD. For a time, Constantine stood by as others ruled the Eastern Roman Empire.
Thanks for watching! Constantine now considered himself a follower of the Christian faith.
Spiritually, he was a catechumen: one devoted to the Christ and whose primary spiritual focus is that of demonic warfare for the preservation of faith. Shortly afterwards, Constantine discovered the terrible truth and Fausta dies; perhaps by the will of Constantine, perhaps in suicide, neither is known with certainty.
This had a lasting impact on him. Constantine was able to spend a year in northern Britain at his father's side, campaigning against the Picts beyond Hadrian's Wall in the summer and autumn. Consequently the victory he had won with the help of the Christian God had placed the emperor — and thereby the empire as well — under the protection of the Cross and in direct dependence upon Christ.
Trusting the false testimony of Fausta, and being personally shamed so soon after his decree against such things, Constantine gave his beloved son over to trial and execution. The ancient city was strategically located on the European side of the Strait of Bosporus, so it would control traffic to and from the Black Sea.