Hierotheus of Jerusalem

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Latest revision as of 18:15, November 7, 2012

His Beatitude Hierotheus of Jerusalem was the Patriarch of Jerusalem of the Church of Jerusalem from 1875 to 1882.

Hierotheus was elected patriarch of Jerusalem with the sponsorship of Imperial Russia. In Patr, Hierotheus' time, the patriarch of Constantinople was under pressure from the Bulgarians, supported by Russia, to allow the Bulgarian speaking Orthodox the independence of having Bulgarian speaking clergy and the use of Slavonic in their services. Hierotheus, however, on becoming patriarch of Jerusalem surprised everyone by supporting the Phanar and opposing the Bulgarian's desires.

Patr. Hierotheus reposed in 1882. His death set up circumstances that involved the selection among three candidates as his successor, as Russia and the Phanar competed in influencing the Turkish Sultan's decision.

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Hierotheus of Jerusalem
Preceded by:
Procopius II
Patriarch of Jerusalem
1875-1882
Succeeded by:
Nicodemus
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