Leontius I of Jerusalem

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Leontius I of Jerusalem, also Leo, was Patriarch of Jerusalem of the Church of Jerusalem from 911 to 928. Little is known about his activities while he was patriarch.

Leontius was elected to the patriarchal see in 911 after Patr. Sergius II reposed. In 923, the patriarchate was plagued by Muslim riots when they were angered by several victories by the Eastern Roman armies. The rioters took special revenge on the Christians in Ashkelon and Caesarea where all the churches were destroyed. The Church eventually received permission from Caliph Al Muqtadir to rebuild the churches.

Patr. Leontius I was succeeded as patriarch by Anastasias (or Athanasius) in 929.

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Leontius I of Jerusalem
Preceded by:
Sergius II
Patriarch of Jerusalem
911-929
Succeeded by:
Anastasias
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