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Myrna Kostash


Myrna Kostash is the author of numerous articles and several books, including The Next Canada: In Search of Our Future Nation.

In September 2001 I had spent a week in Istanbul foraging for remains of Byzantium when I learned from the young, personable and exceedingly neat hotel receptionist, Taner, that his hometown, Iznik, south of Istanbul, was known as Nicaea to the Byzantines. This was riveting information: Constantine the Great had held the first Ecumenical Council of Christian bishops there in 325, and from that meeting had emerged the foundational creed of the Christian church, still intoned by Orthodox, Catholic and Anglican believers (Protestants have gone diy). more

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