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Sophronius
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(c. 550, Damascus – Mar 11, 638, Jerusalem). After studying rhetoric, Sophronius traveled to Palestine in 578 and there became a monk. He and John Moschus undertook journeys to Egypt, Sinai, Syria, Cyprus, Rome, and North Africa. In 634 he became patriarch of Jerusalem. In his synodal letter to Sergius I of Constantinople, he stated his resistance to Monenergism as a possible resolution of the conflict with the Monophysites. Shortly before his death, he surrendered the holy city t…

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Perrone, Lorenzo, “Sophronius”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_025636>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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