Wednesday, October 7, 2015

October 780-784 A.D. Paul IV—Constantinople’s 78th; Originally, an Iconoclast; Called for a Council

October 780-784 A.D.  Paul IV—Constantinople’s 78th;  Originally, an Iconoclast;  Called for a Council

Paul IV of Constantinople

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  Paul the New
Honored in

Paul IV, known as Paul the New, was Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople from 780 to 784. He had once opposed the veneration of icons but urged the calling of an ecumenical council to address the iconoclast controversy. Later, he resigned and retired to a monastery due to old age and illness. He was succeeded by Tarasios, who was a lay administrator at the time.
Paul the New is venerated as a saint in the Eastern Orthodox Church, and his feast day is celebrated on August 30.


·                  The Orthodox Church in the Byzantine Empire, J. M. Hussey, Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1986.

Preceded by
Nicetas I
Succeeded by
Saint Tarasios

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