Georgios 34

Prosopography of the Byzantine Empire
FloruitM/L VII
Dates681 (taq) / 681 (tpq)
PmbZ No.1989
Variant NamesGeorgius
Textual SourcesConstantinople, Third Council of (Sixth Ecumenical Council), ed. R. Riedinger, Concilium Universale Constantinopolitanum Tertium, ACO II.2. 1 (Berlin, 1990-1992); also cited from Mansi XI passim (conciliar)

A monk, Georgios 34 was a supporter of Makarios 1 (patriarch of Antioch) in 681; at the eighth session of the Third Council of Constantinople (the Sixth Ecumenical Council) he was summoned, together with the bishop of Melitene, Theodoros 26, and others who had been associated with a document noting that the previous ecumenical councils had not decided the issue of One Will or Two, to state their position on the faith; he was apparently one of those who denied all knowledge of the document, but was told to produce in due course a statement of the faith to satisfy the Council: Riedinger, p. 208, line 7 (= Mansi XI 344-345). He is named by Theodoros 26 in the first list of those involved with the document at Riedinger, p. 204, line 18 (but not at the Mansi equivalent, XI 341). At the ninth session (8 March 681) he was one of the group of bishops and other clergy admitted after the opening of the session in order to defend themselves; he is called Γεώργιος μοναχὸς ὁ κατὰ Μάκαριν (presumably an error for κατὰ Μακάριον; cf. 592E): Riedinger, p. 268, line 5 (= Mansi XI 381). Shortly afterwards he was summoned, at the request of the bishop of Prousias, Domitios 1, to state whether or not he accepted the monothelete doctrine expressed by Stephanos 17; he declared that the beliefs of Stephanos were contrary to those of the Fathers; he is described as a monk and a fellow-disciple of Stephanos (τὸν συμμαθητὴν): Riedinger, p. 270, line 23 (= Mansi XI 384). He and the others whose faith was suspect all presented identical statements at the tenth session, which were accepted: Riedinger, p. 390, line 9-p. 396 (= Mansi XI 449-455). At the fourteenth session (April 5) he was accused of forging passages in a copy of the acts of the Fifth Ecumenical Council (cf. Philippos 1) by the bishop of Seleukeia in Isauria, Makrobios 1, who identified his handwriting; under questioning he acknowledged the handwriting and explained how Stephanos 17 had told him to add the libelli of pope Vigilius to the Acts since they were missing from that copy; he said that Makarios 1 and Stephanos 17 had added the same document to all copies of the Acts of the Fifth Council from which they were found to be missing, and referred to another Latin codex (cf. Innokentios 1) about which the priest Konstantinos 24 had knowledge: Riedinger, p. 648, line 11-p. 652, line 2 (= Mansi XI 592-593).

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