Thomas II of Constantinople

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Thomas II was the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople from 667 to 669.[1] During the troubled times of the Christological disputes he was Orthodox in his faith and teaching. He is commemorated by the Church on November 16.

Life[edit]

Little is known of his life. Thomas was in the service of the patriarchate in which he served as a scribe, a refendarius, a chancellor of the Patriarchate, and director of the Scala Gerokoeion and the Neapolis Ptochotropheion. Thomas was elected patriarch from the diaconate over six and a half months after the repose of his predecessor, Patriarch Peter. His consecration has been dated as on Holy Saturday in the year 665.

The length of his rule as patriarch is uncertain as sources differ as to it length. The sources vary from two years and seven months according to Nicephoros, to three years by Theophanes, to four years and seven months on Leoglavious' list. Patriarch Thomas reposed in 669

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Thomas II". Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. Retrieved 4 February 2012. 

Sources[edit]

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Titles of Chalcedonian Christianity
Preceded by
Peter
Patriarch of Constantinople
667–669
Succeeded by
John V