Theodoros 4

Prosopography of the Byzantine Empire
FloruitM/L VII
Dates677 (taq) / 687 (ob.)
Variant NamesTheodorus;
patriarch Theodorus I
LocationsConstantinople (officeplace);
Constantinople (officeplace);
Constantinople (residence);
Hagia Sophia (Constantinople) (officeplace)
TitlesArchbishop, Constantinople (office);
Bishop, Constantinople (office);
Patriarch, Constantinople (office);
Priest, Hagia Sophia (Constantinople) (office);
Skeuophylax (office);
Synkellos (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);
Liber Pontificalis, ed. L. Duchesne, Le liber pontificalis. Texte, introduction et commentaire, 2 vols. (Paris, 1886-92); re-issued with 3rd vol. by C. Vogel, (Paris, 1955-57) (chronicle);
Nicephorus, Breviarium Historiae, ed. C. Mango, Nikephoros, Patriarch of Constantinople: Short History; prev. ed. C. de Boor Nicephori ArchiepiscopiConstantinopolitani Opuscula Historica Leipzig 1880 (history);
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)

Theodoros 4 was a priest of Hagia Sophia, described as orthodox; he was synkellos (ὀρθόδοξος σύγκελλος) and skeuophylax: Nic., Chron. 66. He succeeded Konstantinos 3 as patriarch of Constantinople in 677 and remained patriarch for two years three months (so Nic., Chron.; Theophanes gives two years): Nic., Chron. 66, Theoph. AM 6168 (Κωνσταντινουπόλεως, ἐπίσκοπος Θεόδωρος ἔτη β'), Theoph. AM 6169 (Κωνσταντινουπόλεως, ἐπίσκοπος Θεόδωρος ἔτη β'. β'). He succeeded Konstantinos 3, was expelled after two years and succeeded by Georgios 1: Zon. XIV 21. 3-4. He later became patriarch again, in succession to Georgios 1; he remained patriarch this time for one year ten months (so Nic., Chron; Theophanes gives three years): Nic., Chron. 67, Theoph. AM 6176 (Κωνσταντινουπόλεως, ἐπίσκοπος Θεόδωρος πάλιν ἔτη γ'. α'), Theoph. AM 6177, Theoph. AM 6178 (Κωνσταντινουπόλεως, ἐπίσκοπος Θεόδωρος ἔτη γ'. γ'). His dates were firstly 677-679 and then 686-687. He was succeeded in 679 by Georgios 1 and in 688 by Paulos 3. At the Third Council of Constantinople (the Sixth Ecumenical Council) in 681 an enquiry (ζήτησις) between him and the patriarch of Antioch, Makarios 1, concerning the faith was mentioned (by the monk Georgios 34): Riedinger, p. 650 (= Mansi XI 593) (April 5), Lib. Pont. 81. 10. This must have been during his first period as patriarch of Constantinople, 677/679.

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