Felix of Ravenna

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Felix (Felice) (died 724) was an archbishop of Ravenna of the eighth century, in office 709 to his death.

He was consecrated by Pope Constantine,[1] but soon afterwards asserted his independence from Rome. When Ravenna was captured by the forces of Justinian II, Felix was taken to Constantinople, tried and blinded, and sent into exile.[2][3][4] Justinian was deposed in 711, and Felix returned from Pontus[5] to Ravenna.[6]

He collected 176 sermons of his predecessor Peter Chrysologus.[7]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Pope Constantine
  2. ^ EUROPEAN & ASIAN HISTORY 650 - 749
  3. ^ Walter Ullmann, A Short History of the Papacy in the Middle Ages (2003), p. 64.
  4. ^ Rosamond McKitterick (editor), The New Cambridge Medieval History II (2005), p. 363.
  5. ^ Catholic Encyclopedia: Ravenna
  6. ^ Jeffrey Richards, The Popes and the Papacy in the Early Middle Ages, 476-752 (1979), p. 213.
  7. ^ William A. Jurgens, The Faith of the Early Fathers (1970), p. 266.