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Leo of Ochrid
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Leo of Ochrid, 11th-century Byzantine theologian, chartophylax of Hagia Sophia in Constantinople, after 1025 in Achrida/Ochrid as autocephalous archbishop of Bulgaria under Byzantine rule. To support the anti-Western campaigns of the patriarch Michael Cerularius, in 1053 Leo composed an encyclical to “the Franks” (RAPC 2, no. 862), addressed to the southern Italian bishop John of Trani, in which he attacked Western liturgical practices (Saturday fasting, unleavened bread in the Eucharist) as Judaizing heresy. Commissioned by Leo IX, Humbert of Silva Candida w…

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Brennecke, Hanns Christof, “Leo of Ochrid”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 01 June 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_12910>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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