Ioannes 2

Prosopography of the Byzantine Empire
FloruitM VII
Dates669 (taq) / 675 (ob.)
PmbZ No.2704
Variant Namespatriarch John V
LocationsConstantinople (officeplace);
Hagia Sophia (Constantinople) (officeplace);
Constantinople (residence);
Hagia Sophia (Constantinople)
TitlesArchbishop, Constantinople (office);
Bishop, Constantinople (office);
Patriarch, Constantinople (office);
Skeuophylax (office)
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);
Nicephorus, Breviarium Historiae, ed. C. Mango, Nikephoros, Patriarch of Constantinople: Short History; prev. ed. C. de Boor Nicephori ArchiepiscopiConstantinopolitani Opuscula Historica Leipzig 1880 (history);
Nicephorus, Chronographikon Suntomon, ed. C. de Boor, Nicephori Archiepiscopi Constantinopolitani Opuscula Historica (Leipzig, 1880), pp. 79-135;
Theophanes Confessor, Chronographia, ed. C. de Boor, 2 vols. (Leipzig, 1883-85, repr. Hildesheim/NewYork, 1980); tr. and comm. C. Mango and R. Scott, The Chronicle of Theophanes Confessor, Oxford 1997 (chronicle);
Zonaras = Ioannis Zonarae Epitome Historiarum, libri XIII-XVIII, ed. Th. Büttner-Wobst, (Bonn, 1897) (history)

Ioannes 2 was a priest and skeuophylax of Hagia Sophia: Nic., Chron., p. 118, 64 (Ἰωάννης πρεσβύτερος καὶ σκευοφύλαξ τῆς μεγάλης ἐκκλησίας). He succeeded Thomas 2 as patriarch of Constantinople in 669 and remained patriarch for six years, until 675: Theoph. AM 6160 (Κωνσταντινουπόλεως ἐπίσκοπος Ἰωάννης ἔτη v), Theoph. AM 6165 (six years), Nic., Chron., p. 118, 64 (five years nine months), Zon. XIV 19. 27, Zon. XIV 21. 2 (τοῦ πατριάρχου Ἰωάννου). His successor was Konstantinos 3. At the Third Council of Constantinople (the Sixth Ecumenical Council) a copy of his synodika, sent to the patriarch of Antioch, Makarios 1, was read out and found to be free from monothelete ideas: Riedinger II 2. 612-618 (= Mansi XI 573-577).

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