Porphyrus of Antioch

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Porphyrus of Antioch was a Patriarch of Antioch. He succeeded Flavian I in 404 and died in 412 to be replaced by Patriarch Alexander.

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[1] they pushed through a rapid election & consecration of Porphyrus while many residents were at the Olympic games customarily held in July or August.[1] The populace was offended that Constantios, Flavian's adjunct and a supporter of John's, was not installed.[1]


  1. ^ a b c 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
Titles of the Meletian group of Early Christianity
Preceded by
Flavian I
Patriarch of Antioch
Succeeded by