Sophronius III of Constantinople

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Sophronius III of Constantinople
Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople
Sophronius IV of Alexandria 1892.jpg
Portrait, 1892
ChurchChurch of Constantinople
In office2 October 1863 – 16 December 1866
PredecessorJoachim II of Constantinople
SuccessorGregory VI of Constantinople
Personal details
Born1798
Died3 September 1899
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Sophronius III (1798 – 3 September 1899) served as Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople from 1863 to 1866.[1] He was elected Greek Patriarch of Alexandria on 30 May 1870. He served there as Sophronius IV until his death on September 3, 1899. He established the Holy Church of the Transfiguration of the Saviour in 1888 in the city of Port Said. His Alexandrian patriarchate was marked by unfair expulsion of Nectarios of Aegina, who was later elevated to sainthood.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Patriarchs". Official web site of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. Retrieved 2011-02-07.
  2. ^ "Sophronios IV (1870–1899)". Official web site of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa. Retrieved 2011-02-07.
Eastern Orthodox Church titles
Preceded by
Joachim II
Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople
as Sophronius III

1863–1866
Succeeded by
Gregory VI
Preceded by
Nicanor
Greek Patriarch of Alexandria
as Sophronius IV

1870–1899
Succeeded by
Photius