Dionysius IV Muselimes of Constantinople

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Dionysius IV Muselimes was the Patriarch of Constantinople for five periods from 1671 to 1673, 1676 to 1679, 1682 to 1684, 1686 to 1687, and 1693 to 1694. He was deposed at the end of each period he was patriarch.

Life

Little is known of the early life of Dionysius. He lived during a period of frequent turnover in the position of patriarch as the Turkish Sultan and his administration took frequent advantage of competing factions for financial payoffs among the Orthodox to have their man as patriarch.

He participated in the Synod of Jerusalem in 1672 that refuted the Confession of Cyril Lucaris, declared it a forgery, and reaffirmed that the Holy Spirit proceeds God the Father and not from both the Father and Son in the document called the Confession of Dositheus.

During his second time as patriarch, in 1677, the first Orthodox Church in London, England was established. Patr. Dionysius reposed in Bucharest.

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Dionysius IV Muselimes of Constantinople
Preceded by:
Parthenius IV
Patriarch of Constantinople
1671-1673
Succeeded by:
Gerasimus II
Preceded by:
Parthenius IV
Patriarch of Constantinople]
1676-1679
Succeeded by:
Athanasius IV
Preceded by:
James
Patriarch of Constantinople]
1682-1684
Succeeded by:
Parthenius IV
Preceded by:
James
Patriarch of Constantinople]
1686-1687
Succeeded by:
James
Preceded by:
Callinicus I
Patriarch of Constantinople]
1693-1694
Succeeded by:
Callinicus II
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