Sophronius II of Constantinople

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Sophronius II
Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople
Church Church of Constantinople
Diocese Constantinople
See Ecumenical Patriarchate
Installed 4 January 1775
Term ended 19 October 1780
Predecessor Samuel I
Successor Gabriel IV
Personal details
Born unknown
Aleppo
Died October 19, 1780
Buried Church of the Asomatoi (Pammegiston Taxiarchon), Arnavutköy
Denomination Eastern Orthodox Church
Occupation Ecumenical Patriarch

Sophronius II (Greek: Σωφρόνιος Β΄), (? – 19 October 1780) served as Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople during the period 1775–80 and, as Sophronius V (Σοφρώνιος Ε΄), Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem in 1771–75.

He was born in Aleppo, Syria.

He served as metropolitan bishop of Ptolemais (of the Greek Orthodox Church of Jerusalem) and in 1771 he was elected Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem as Sophronius V.

In 1775 he was elected Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople as Sophronius II. During his reign, a Synod in Constantinople condemned the Kollyvades.

He was an educated and ascetic Patriarch and was especially preoccupied with education and the economics of the Patriarchates he ministered. He died on 19 October 1780 and was buried in the yard of the Church of the Asomatoi (Pammegiston Taxiarchon) in Arnavutköy.[1]

Sources

  • Οικουμενικό Πατριαρχείο

References

  1. ^ megarevma.net
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