Meletius IV (Metaxakis) of Constantinople

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His All-Holiness Patriarch Meletius IV (Greek: Μελέτιος Δ' Μεταξάκης), born Emmanuel Metaxakis (Greek: ), was the 261st Successor to the Apostle Andrew and Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople from 1921-1923.

A known supporter of Greek Prime Minister Eleftherios Venizelos, he served as Bishop in Cyprus, until he was elected Archbishop of Athens following King Constantine I's abdication, replacing Archbishop Theocletus I, a known Royalist. Two years later King Constantine I was restored to the throne, Archbishop Meletius was ousted, and former Archbishop Theocletus I was reinstated. In 1921 he was elected Ecumenical Patriarch. He resigned in 1923 following the defeat of the Greek Army in Asia Minor.

Some years later he was elected Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria. He died in 1935.


Sources

Wikipedia: [1]

PhantisWiki: [2]



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Meletius IV (Metaxakis) of Constantinople
Preceded by:
Theoclitus
Archbishop of Athens
1918-1920
Succeeded by:
Theoclitus
Preceded by:
creation of see
Archbishop of America
1921-1921
Succeeded by:
Alexander (Demoglou)
Preceded by:
Germanus V
Patriarch of Constantinople
1921-1923
Succeeded by:
Gregory VII
Preceded by:
Photius
Patriarch of Alexandria
1926-1935
Succeeded by:
Nicholas V
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