Patriarch Paul IV of Constantinople

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Paul the New
Died 784
Constantinople
Honored in
Eastern Orthodoxy
Roman Catholicism
Feast August 30

Paul IV, known as Paul the New, was Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople from 780 to 784. He had once opposed the veneration of icons but urged the calling of an ecumenical council to address the iconoclast controversy. Later, he resigned and retired to a monastery due to old age and illness. He was succeeded by Tarasios, who was a lay administrator at the time.

Paul the New is venerated as a saint in the Eastern Orthodox Church, and his feast day is celebrated on August 30.

References[edit]

  • The Orthodox Church in the Byzantine Empire, J. M. Hussey, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1986.
Orthodox Church titles
Preceded by
Nicetas I
Patriarch of Constantinople
780–784
Succeeded by
Saint Tarasios