Anthimus VI of Constantinople

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Anthimus VI of Constantinople
Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople
Church Church of Constantinople
In office 16 December 1845 – 30 October 1848,
6 October 1853 – 3 October 1855,
17 September 1871 – 12 October 1873
Predecessor Meletius III of Constantinople, Germanus IV of Constantinople, Gregory VI of Constantinople
Successor Anthimus IV of Constantinople, Cyril VII of Constantinople, Joachim II of Constantinople
Personal details
Born 1782
Died 7 December 1877

Anthimus VI, (original name Joannides, 1782 – 7 December 1877) was the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople for three periods from 1845 to 1848, from 1853 to 1855 and from 1871 to 1873. He was born in Kutali Island in the Aegean Sea and died in Kandilli.

Before becoming a Patriarch, Anthimus was a monk at the Esphigmenou monastery in Mount Athos, and became metropolitan bishop of Serres (1829), Prussa (1833) and Ephesus (1837). In 1845 he expanded the catholicon of the monastery, adding two chapels, a vestibule and a porch to it.

Eastern Orthodox Church titles
Preceded by
Meletius III
Germanus IV, restored
Gregory VI, restored
Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople
1845–1848
1853–1855
1871–1873
Succeeded by
Anthimus IV, restored
Cyril VII
Joachim II, restored