Ecumenical Patriarchs of Constantinople

On May 11, 330 the town of Constantinople was consecrated by the Roman emperor Constantine I on the site of an already-existing city, Byzantium, thus becoming the capital of the East Roman Empire...
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Isidore II of Constantinople
Isidore II Xanthopoulos (Greek: Ισίδωρος Β΄ Ξανθόπουλος) was Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople from 1456 to 1462.
Little is known about the life and the patriarchate of Isidore. His surna...
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Metrophanes II of Constantinople
Metrophanes II served as Bishop of Cyzicus in Asia Minor when he was called to join the delegation of bishops attending the Council of Florence. He was appointed by the Emperor John VIII in May 1440 a...
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Joachim III of Constantinople
Joachim III the Magnificent (Greek: Ιωακείμ Γ' ο Μεγαλοπρεπής; 1834 – 1912) was Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople from 1878 to 1884 and from 1901 to 1912.He was born in Constantinople in 1834...
Theoleptus I of Constantinople
Theoleptus I (Greek: Θεόληπτος Α΄) was Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople from 1513 to 1522.
Theoleptus was native of Crete or Epirus and lived as monk beside Pachomius I, who appointed hi...
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Gabriel III of Constantinople
Gabriel III (Greek: Γαβριήλ Γ΄) was Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople from 1702 to 1707.
Gabriel was born in the town of Smyrna (now İzmir) to parents coming from the island of Andros and...
Raphael I of Constantinople
Raphael I (Greek: Ραφαήλ Α΄) was Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople from 1475 to 1476. He was a Serb and he is therefore sometimes considered an intruder.
Raphael was a Serbian monk. He pr...
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Anthimus II of Constantinople
Anthimus II (Greek: Άνθιμος Β΄) was Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople for a few months in 1623.
Anthimus was born in Constantinople to a noble and rich family. Before he was elected as Pa...
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Dionysius I of Constantinople
Dionysius I (Greek: Διονύσιος Α΄) was Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople two times, from 1466 to 1471 and from 1488 to 1490. He is honoured as a saint in the Eastern Orthodox Church and his fe...
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Antony I of Constantinople
Antony I Kassymatas, (Greek: Αντώνιος Α΄ Κασσυματάς, Antōnios I Kassymatas), Patriarch of Constantinople from January 821 to January 837.
Antony was of undistinguished background but received ...
Gabriel II of Constantinople
Gabriel II (Greek: Γαβριήλ Β΄) was Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople for one week in 1657.In 1659 he was hanged by the Ottoman Sultan for having baptized a converted Muslim, and after refusin...
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Eustratius Garidas
Eustratius Garidas (Greek: Εὐστράτιος Γαριδᾶς), was Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople between 1081 and 1084. A monk, he was elevated to the patriarchal throne through the influence of mother...
Patriarch Tarasios of Constantinople
Saint Tarasios (or Saint Tarasius) (Greek: Άγιος Ταράσιος) (c. 730 – 25 February 806) was Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople from 25 December 784 until his death on 25 February 806.
Tarasi...
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Nikephoros I of Constantinople
St. Nikephoros I or Nicephorus I (Greek: Νικηφόρος Α΄, Nikēphoros I ), (c. 758 – April 5, 828) was a Christian Byzantine writer and Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople from April 12, 806, to ...
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Photios I of Constantinople
Photios I (Greek: Φώτιος Phōtios; c. 810 – c. 893), also spelled Photius (/ˈfoʊʃəs/) or Fotios, was the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople from 858 to 867 and from 877 to 886; He is recognized...
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Patriarch Ignatius of Constantinople
St. Ignatius or Ignatios (Greek: Ιγνάτιος), (c. 798–877) was a Patriarch of Constantinople from July 4, 847, to October 23, 858, and from November 23, 867, to his death on October 23, 877. ...
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John XII of Constantinople
John XII was the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople from 1294 to 1303. John XII was born in Sozopolis on the western Black Sea coast (now Sozopol, Bulgaria). Prior to becoming patriarch, he was kn...
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List of Ecumenical Patriarchs of Constantinople

On May 11, 330 the town of Constantinople was consecrated by the Roman emperor Constantine I on the site of an already-existing city, Byzantium, thus becoming the capital of the East Roman Empire...
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Meletius IV of Constantinople
Patriarch Meletius (Greek: Μελέτιος, secular name Emmanuel Metaxakis; born 21 September 1871 – 28 July 1935) was Greek Patriarch of Alexandria under the episcopal name Meletius II from 1926 to 193...
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Theophylact of Constantinople
Theophylact Lekapenos (or Lecapenus) (Greek: Θεοφύλακτος Λακαπηνός, Theophylaktos Lakapenos) (917 – 27 February 956) was Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople from 2 February 933 to his death in...
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Timothy II of Constantinople
Timothy II Marmarinos (Greek: Τιμόθεος Β´ Μαρμαρηνός) was Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople from 1612 to 1620.
Timothy II Marmarinos was born in Bandırma, on the southern shore of the Sea...
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Joseph I of Constantinople
Joseph I Galesiotes (Greek: Ἰωσὴφ Α´ Γαλησιώτης; died 23 March 1283) was a Byzantine monk who served twice as Patriarch of Constantinople, from 1266 to 1275 and from 1282 until shortly before his ...
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Photios II of Constantinople
Photios II (Greek: Φώτιος Β΄) was Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople from 7 October 1929 until 26 December 1935.
He was born in 1874 and baptized as Dimitrios Maniatis. After finishing ele...
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Stephen I of Constantinople
Stephen I (Greek: Στέφανος Α΄, Stephanos I) (November 867 – 18 May 893) was the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople from 886 to 893.Born at Constantinople, Stephen was the son of Eudokia ...
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Constantine Leichoudes
Constantine III Leichoudes (Greek: Κωνσταντίνος Λειχούδης) was the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople from 1059 to 1063.Born in Constantinople, he was a fellow student of Michael Psellus and J...
Callistus II of Constantinople
Callistus II Xanthopoulos or Xanthopulus (Greek: Κάλλιστος Β' Ξανθόπουλος) was a Byzantine Hesychast monk and spiritual writer who reigned as Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople in 1397. He was...
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Maximus III of Constantinople
Maximus III (Greek: Μάξιμος Γ΄), born Manuel Christonymos (Greek: Μανουήλ Χριστώνυμος), was Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople from 1476 to his death in 1482, and a scholar. He is honoured...
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Joannicius I of Constantinople
Joannicius I (Greek: Ἰωαννίκιος Α΄, died c. 1526) was Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople briefly in 1524–1525. He is sometimes considered an intruder.
Patriarch Jeremias I, shortly after h...
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Joseph II of Constantinople
Joseph II (1360–1439) was Patriarch of Constantinople from 1416 to 1439.Born the son of Ivan Shishman of Bulgaria and his wife Sarah in 1360, little is known of his early life before he became a monk ...
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Constantine VI of Constantinople
Constantine VI (Greek: Κωνσταντίνος ΣΤ΄; 1859 – November 28, 1930) was Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople from December 17, 1924 till January 30, 1925, for 43 days. He served as a locum t...
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