Procopius II of Jerusalem

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Little is known of the life of Patr. Procopius. He became [[patriarch]] after the [[Holy Synod]] of Constantinople [[deposition|deposed]], in absentia, his predecessor Patr. [[Cyril II of Jerusalem|Cyril II]], on [[December 12]], 1872, for not supporting the [[excommunication]] of the Bulgarians after Sultan Abdulaziz I signed a [[Ottoman Turk Documents|firman]] on [[February 28]], 1870 that created the Bulgarian Exarchate that was subject to the [[Church of Constantinople|Ecumenical Patriarchate]] yet represented the Bulgarian millet in the [[Ottoman empire]].  
 
Little is known of the life of Patr. Procopius. He became [[patriarch]] after the [[Holy Synod]] of Constantinople [[deposition|deposed]], in absentia, his predecessor Patr. [[Cyril II of Jerusalem|Cyril II]], on [[December 12]], 1872, for not supporting the [[excommunication]] of the Bulgarians after Sultan Abdulaziz I signed a [[Ottoman Turk Documents|firman]] on [[February 28]], 1870 that created the Bulgarian Exarchate that was subject to the [[Church of Constantinople|Ecumenical Patriarchate]] yet represented the Bulgarian millet in the [[Ottoman empire]].  
 
   
 
   
Procopius participated the Council of September 1872, presided over by Patr. [[Anthimus VI of Constantinople]] with the Patriarchs of [[Church of Alexandria|Alexandria and [[Church of Antioch|Antioch]], that condemned [[phyletism]] and the Bulgarian [[schism]]. He remained patriarch little more than two years. On [[February 26]], 1875, he was deposed, mainly under the pressure of the Arab population of Palestine and Orthodox clergy.  
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Procopius participated the Council of September 1872, presided over by Patr. [[Anthimus VI of Constantinople]] with the Patriarchs of [[Church of Alexandria|Alexandria]] and [[Church of Antioch|Antioch]], that condemned [[phyletism]] and the Bulgarian [[schism]]. He remained patriarch little more than two years. On [[February 26]], 1875, he was deposed, mainly under the pressure of the Arab population of Palestine and Orthodox clergy.  
  
 
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His Beatitude, Procopius II of Jerusalem was the Patriarch of Jerusalem of the Church of Jerusalem from 1872 to 1875.

Life

Little is known of the life of Patr. Procopius. He became patriarch after the Holy Synod of Constantinople deposed, in absentia, his predecessor Patr. Cyril II, on December 12, 1872, for not supporting the excommunication of the Bulgarians after Sultan Abdulaziz I signed a firman on February 28, 1870 that created the Bulgarian Exarchate that was subject to the Ecumenical Patriarchate yet represented the Bulgarian millet in the Ottoman empire.

Procopius participated the Council of September 1872, presided over by Patr. Anthimus VI of Constantinople with the Patriarchs of Alexandria and Antioch, that condemned phyletism and the Bulgarian schism. He remained patriarch little more than two years. On February 26, 1875, he was deposed, mainly under the pressure of the Arab population of Palestine and Orthodox clergy.

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Procopius II of Jerusalem
Preceded by:
Cyril II
Patriarch of Jerusalem
1872 - 1875
Succeeded by:
Hierotheus
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