Thomas 2

Prosopography of the Byzantine Empire
FloruitM VII
Dates667 (taq) / 669 (ob.)
Variant Namespatriarch Thomas II
Constantinople (officeplace);
Hagia Sophia (Constantinople)
TitlesArchbishop, Constantinople (office);
Bishop, Constantinople (office);
Chartophylax (office);
Patriarch, Constantinople (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)

Thomas 2 was deacon of Hagia Sophia and chartophylax; he succeeded Petros 2 as patriarch of Constantinople in 667; he was patriarch for two years seven months (so Nic., Chron.; Theophanes gives three years): Nic., Chron., p. 118, 63, Theoph. AM 6157 (Κωνσταντινουπόλεως ἐπίσκοπος Θωμᾶς ἔτη γ'), Theoph. AM 6159, Zon. XIV 19. 27. He was an anti-monothelete: Zon. XIV 19. 27 (μεθ' ὃν προέστη τῶν ὀρθοδόξων Θωμᾶς, τῆς ὀρθῆς ἐχόμενος δόξης). His dates were 667 to 669. He was succeeded by Ioannes 2. A copy of his synodikon to pope Vitalian (Bitalianos 3) was read out to the Third Council of Constantinople (the Sixth Ecumenical Council) and found to be free from monothelete ideas; he was prevented from sending it to the pope by the two year siege of Constantinople by the Arabs: Riedinger, pp. 612-620 (= Mansi XI 573-578).

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