Porphyrus of Antioch
In the aftermath of John Chrysostom's deposal by the Synod of the Oak and a subsequent Synod in 404, John's opponents Severian, Akakios and Antiochos sought to place priests opposed to John into positions of influence. When Flavian I died shortly after the exile of John they pushed through a rapid election & consecration of Porphyrus while many residents were at the Olympic games customarily held in July or August. The populace was offended that Constantios, Flavian's adjunct and a supporter of John's, was not installed.
- Kelly, J. N. D., p. 252
- Kelly, J. N. D. (1995). Golden Mouth, the Story of John Chrysostom, Ascetic, Preacher, Bishop. New York: Cornell University Press. ISBN 978-0-8014-8573-2; pp. 258, 286
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