Procopius II of Jerusalem

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His Beatitude, Procopius II of Jerusalem was the Patriarch of Jerusalem of the Church of Jerusalem from 1872 to 1875.


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 [[Church of Alexandria|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
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