Neophytus I of Constantinople

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Neophytos I (Greek: Νεόφυτος Α') was a 12th-century clergyman who served as Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople in 1153. Neophytos was a monk at the Monastery of Theotokos the Benefactor before being elevated to the Patriarchal throne after the death in office of his predecessor. His short reign as Patriarch of Constantinople—of about a year—was uneventful, and he retired to become an ascetic.[1] His short reign was during the rule of Byzantine emperor Manuel I Comnenus.


  1. ^ Νεόφυτος Α´ (in Greek). Ecumenical Patriarchate. Retrieved 2011-12-24. 


Orthodox Church titles
Preceded by
Theodotus II
Patriarch of Constantinople
Succeeded by
Constantine IV Chliarenus