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Dositheus of Jerusalem
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(May 31, 1641, Peloponnese – Feb 6/7, 1707, Constantinople). Ordained to the diaconate at the age of 16, Dositheus became metropolitan of Caesarea in September 1666, and in January 1669 patriarch of Jerusalem, a position he held for 38 years, only two of which he spent in residence; the rest of the time he spent on fund-raising journeys in Russia, Asia Minor, and the Balkans. He played a central role in the process protecting Orthodoxy against Calvinistic and “Latin” influences, which dominated the century following the Confessio of C. Lucaris (1629). Of particular im…

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Ohme, Heinz, “Dositheus of Jerusalem”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 January 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_03860>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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