Peter of Jerusalem

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Peter of Jerusalem was the Patriarch of Jerusalem from 524 to 544. He held to the Orthodox belief.

Patriarch Peter, as John III's successor and following in his Orthodox position, convened in September 536 a synod in Jerusalem in which he proclaimed his orthodoxy and adherence to the Council of Chalcedon. He agreed in the deposition of Anthimus I, the Monophysite patriarch of Constantinople who was deposed that year.

In 544, emperor Justinian issued an edict condemning Theodore of Mopsuestia, Theodoret of Cyr, and Ive of Edessa, who supposedly were Nestorians, but who were never excommunicated and who had died in the fifth century. Peter signed the edict but included a proviso that if it would not be signed by the Pope of Rome, his signature would be invalid. Eventually, the emperor forced the Pope sign the edict. 

Patr. Peter died in 544.

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Peter of Jerusalem
Preceded by:
John III
Patriarch of Jerusalem
524-544
Succeeded by:
Macarius II
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