Job I of Antioch

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Job I of Antioch was the Patriarch of the Church of Antioch from 810 to 826. He was a supporter of the veneration of icons.

Life

Little is known of the life of Patriarch Job. He was patriarch in Antioch during the volatile years of the revolt by Thomas the Slav against the iconoclast emperor Michael II the Amorian. While Thomas was in Syria recruiting men with the approval of the Caliph al-Ma'mun Patr. Job crowned Thomas emperor when he visited Antioch. Reacting to Patr. Job's crowning of Thomas as emperor, Patr. Antony I of Constantinople, an iconoclast, excommunicated Job, in 822.

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Job I of Antioch
Preceded by:
John IV
Patriarch of Antioch
810-826
Succeeded by:
Nicholas
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