Patriarch Isidore II of Constantinople
|Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople|
|Church||Church of Constantinople|
|Reign ended||31 March 1462|
|Died||31 March 1462
Little is known about the life and the patriarchate of Isidore. His surname derives from the Xanthopoulon monastery in Istanbul which he entered, becoming a hieromonk and later rising to be its abbot. Isidore worked alongside Gennadius Scholarius during the Council of Florence and was one of the signatories of a 1445 document against the East-West Union of Churches. In this period Isidore was deemed as the spiritual father of the Greek community in Istanbul.
After the resignation of Gennadius Scholarius as Patriarch in mid-January 1456, Isidore was elected to succeed him. He obtained the confirmation from Sultan Mehmed II and he was consecrated bishop in the Pammakaristos Church.
- Some scholars suggest Gennadius Scholarius (second term) and Sophronius I as Isidore's successor in place of Joasaph I: see the Article List of Patriarchs of Constantinople.
- Kiminas, Demetrius (2009). The Ecumenical Patriarchate. Wildside Press LLC. p. 37,45. ISBN 978-1-4344-5876-6.
- Vitalien, Laurent (1968). "Les premiers patriarches de Constantinople sous la domination turque (1454-1476)". Revue des études byzantines (26): 229–263(246). doi:10.3406/rebyz.1968.1407.
- Petrides, Sophrone (1911). "Documents sur la ropture de l'union de Florence". Echos d'Orient 14: 205.
- "Isidore II". Ecumenical Patriarchate. Retrieved 5 July 2011.