Paul IV of Constantinople

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Paul the New
Died 784
Venerated in Eastern Orthodoxy
Roman Catholicism
Feast August 30
Paul IV of Constantinople
Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople
Installed 780
Term ended 784
Personal details
Denomination Eastern Orthodox Church

Paul IV, known as Paul the New (? – December 784) was Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople from 780 to 784.[1] 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,[2] 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.


  1. ^ J. M. Hussey (1986). The Orthodox Church in the Byzantine Empire. Clarendon Press, Oxford.
  2. ^ St. Tarasius. "In 784 when Paul IV Patriarch of Constantinople died Tarasius was an imperial secretary, and a champion of the veneration of images.”
Titles of Chalcedonian Christianity
Preceded by
Nicetas I
Patriarch of Constantinople
Succeeded by