Anthony II (Kauleas) of Constantinople

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Our father among the [[saint]]s '''Antony II Kauleas''' (Greek: Αντώνιος Β΄ Καυλέας) was the Patriarch of Constantinople from 893 to 901. His feast day is [[February 12]].
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Our father among the [[saint]]s '''Anthony II Kauleas''' (Greek: Αντώνιος Β΄ Καυλέας) was the Patriarch of Constantinople from 893 to 901. His [[feast day]] is [[February 12]].
 
   
 
   
 
==Life==
 
==Life==
Antony was born in 829 near Constantinople into a noble family that had moved to the countryside near Constantinople from Phrygia to escape the persecution of the Iconoclasts. Antony became a [[monk]] at a [[monastery]] in Constantinople when he was 12 years old. He, later, entered the [[Holy Orders]] and eventually became the [[abbot]] of the monastery. After the restoration of Patr. Ignastius in 867, Antony contributed to the reconciliation between the supporters of Patrs. [[Photius the Great|Photius I]] and [[Ignatius of Constantinople|Ignatius]], both of whom were pursuing the same policies. He came to the attention of Stylianos Zaoutzes, the powerful minister of Eastern Roman Emperor [[Leo VI]] the Wise, who had ascended to the throne in 886. Antony supported Leo against Patr. Photius when Leo replaced Photius with younger Leo's brother [[Stephen I of Constantinople|Stephen I]]. Upon the death of Patr. Stephen I, Antony was appointed by Leo as [[patriarch]] of Constantinople in 893.  
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Antony was born in 829 near Constantinople into a noble family that had moved to the countryside near Constantinople from Phrygia to escape the persecution of the Iconoclasts. Anthony became a [[monk]] at a [[monastery]] in Constantinople when he was 12 years old. He, later, entered the [[Holy Orders]] and eventually became the [[abbot]] of the monastery. After the restoration of Patr. Ignastius in 867, Antony contributed to the reconciliation between the supporters of Patrs. [[Photius the Great|Photius I]] and [[Ignatius of Constantinople|Ignatius]], both of whom were pursuing the same policies. He came to the attention of Stylianos Zaoutzes, the powerful minister of Eastern Roman Emperor [[Leo VI]] the Wise, who had ascended to the throne in 886. Anthony supported Leo against Patr. Photius when Leo replaced Photius with younger Leo's brother [[Stephen I of Constantinople|Stephen I]]. Upon the death of Patr. Stephen I, Anthony was appointed by Leo as [[patriarch]] of Constantinople in 893.  
  
Patr. Antony II was a pious man who generously endowed [[monasticism|monastic]] foundations and founded or re-founded the Kaulea monastery with the support of the emperor.   
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Patr. Anthony II was a pious man who generously endowed [[monasticism|monastic]] foundations and founded or re-founded the Kaulea monastery with the support of the emperor.   
  
Patr. Antony reposed in peace on February 12, 901 in Constantinople and was buried in the [[church]] of his monastery. He was glorified a saint.
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Patr. Anthony reposed in peace on February 12, 901 in Constantinople and was buried in the [[church]] of his monastery. He was glorified a saint.
  
 
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Our father among the saints Anthony II Kauleas (Greek: Αντώνιος Β΄ Καυλέας) was the Patriarch of Constantinople from 893 to 901. His feast day is February 12.

Life

Antony was born in 829 near Constantinople into a noble family that had moved to the countryside near Constantinople from Phrygia to escape the persecution of the Iconoclasts. Anthony became a monk at a monastery in Constantinople when he was 12 years old. He, later, entered the Holy Orders and eventually became the abbot of the monastery. After the restoration of Patr. Ignastius in 867, Antony contributed to the reconciliation between the supporters of Patrs. Photius I and Ignatius, both of whom were pursuing the same policies. He came to the attention of Stylianos Zaoutzes, the powerful minister of Eastern Roman Emperor Leo VI the Wise, who had ascended to the throne in 886. Anthony supported Leo against Patr. Photius when Leo replaced Photius with younger Leo's brother Stephen I. Upon the death of Patr. Stephen I, Anthony was appointed by Leo as patriarch of Constantinople in 893.

Patr. Anthony II was a pious man who generously endowed monastic foundations and founded or re-founded the Kaulea monastery with the support of the emperor.

Patr. Anthony reposed in peace on February 12, 901 in Constantinople and was buried in the church of his monastery. He was glorified a saint.

Reference

  • The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium, Oxford University Press, 1991.
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Anthony II (Kauleas) of Constantinople
Preceded by:
Stephen I of Constantinople
Patriarch of Constantinople
893–901
Succeeded by:
Nicholas I Mysticus
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