Thursday, May 14, 2015

May 1972-1991 A.D. Demetrios I—Constantinople’s 268th; 30 Nov 1979, Proclaimed Official Dialogue Between Orthodox & Rome Led by Pope John Paul II

May 1972-1991 A.D.  Demetrios I—Constantinople’s 268th;  30 Nov 1979, Proclaimed Official Dialogue Between Orthodox & Rome Led by Pope John Paul II;  Met Two Different Archbishops of Canterbury; 1987, Travelled to Vatican & Received by John Paul II;  At St. Peter's Basilica, Both Recited in Greek the Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed Without the Filoque Clause 

Demetrios I of Constantinople


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Demetrios I
Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople
Installed
July 16, 1972
Term ended
October 2, 1991
Predecessor
Successor
Personal details
Birth name
Demetrios Papadopoulos
Born
September 8, 1914
Constantinople, Ottoman Empire (now Istanbul, Turkey)
Died
October 2, 1991 (aged 77)
Phanar, Istanbul, Turkey
Denomination

Demetrios I also Dimitrios I or Demetrius I, born Demetrios Papadopoulos (September 8, 1914 – October 2, 1991) was the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople from July 16, 1972, to October 2, 1991. Before his election as Patriarch he served as Metropolitan Bishop of Imvros. He was born and died in Istanbul, Turkey.

Role in ecumenism


On November 30, 1979, he proclaimed the establishment of the official theological dialogue between the Orthodox and the Catholic Church, at that time led by Pope John Paul II. He also met with two different Archbishops of Canterbury.
In 1987, he travelled to the Vatican where he was received by John Paul II. At a solemn ceremony in St. Peter's Basilica, the Patriarchs of East and West together recited, in Greek, the Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed of the Church as originally expressed i.e. without the filioque clause.

Preceded by
Athenagoras I
Succeeded by
Bartholomew I
Regnal titles
Preceded by
New office
Co-Head of State of Mount Athos
1975–1991
Succeeded by
Bartholomew I

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