Polycarpus I of Byzantium

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Polycarpus I of Byzantium
Bishop of Byzantium
Installed 69
Term ended 89
Personal details
Denomination Eastern Orthodox Church

Polycarpus I (Greek: Πολύκαρπος Αʹ), (? – 89) was a bishop of Byzantium. He succeeded Bishop Onesimus in 71 AD, and served in that office for eighteen years until his death in 89 AD. His last eight years of office (from 81 AD) were during Emperor Domitian's persecution of the Christians.[1] His relics are deposited in the Cathedral of Argyropolis.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Polycarpus". Official site of the Ecumenic Patriarchate of Constantinople. Retrieved 2 April 2011.
Titles of the Great Christian Church
Preceded by
Onesimus
Bishop of Byzantium
69–89
Succeeded by
Plutarch