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Germanus I of Constantinople
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(patriarch; Aug 11, 715 to Jan 17, 730; b. before 669, d. after 730; feast day: May 12). Germanus became metropolitan of Cyzicus c. 705; in 712 he signed a declaration in support of Monotheletism, which he retracted in 713. From 727 to 729, he wrote a number of letters directed against the rise of iconoclasm, but gave up in the face of the iconoclastic policies of Emperor Leo III and was sent into exile. Anathematized by the iconoclasts in 754 (Anathema), he was rehabilitated in 787 (Nicea, Council of [787]). Aside from the iconoclastic controversy, his writin…

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Ohme, Heinz, “Germanus I of Constantinople”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 06 April 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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