Jeremias III of Constantinople

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His All-Holiness Jeremias III of Constantinople was the patriarch of Constantinople for two periods during the eighteenth century, from 1716 to 1726 and from 1732 to 1733.

It was during Patr. Jeremias' patriarchate that authorization was given by the Ottoman Sultan to rebuilding the "Patriarchal Church and House" in Constantinople. The restoration of the church continued under later patriarchs, particularly Patr. Paisius II.

Patr. Jeremias became involved in the succession to the patriarchal throne of Antioch. In 1724, he interceded in the election of the patriarch succeeding Patr. Athanasius III Dabbas following his death, by declaring the election of Cyril Tanas, who favored re-establishing communion with the Roman Catholic Church, invalid and excommunicated him. In his stead Jeremias appointed Sylvester, a Greek hieromonk, the patriarch, on the basis of his authority over the Antiochian Patriarchate. This move formalized the split within the Church of Antioch between those who were favorable to union with Rome, led by Cyril VI Tanas, and those who were opposed led by Sylvester, thus creating the present day Melkite Greek Catholic Church.

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Jeremias III of Constantinople
Preceded by:
Cosmas III
Patriarch of Constantinople
1716-1726
Succeeded by:
Paisius II
Preceded by:
Paisius II
Patriarch of Constantinople
1732-1733
Succeeded by:
Serapheim I
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