Theodosius of Jerusalem

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Theodosius of Jerusalem was Patriarch of Jerusalem of the Church of Jerusalem from 864 to 879.

Theodosius was a monk at a monastery near Jerusalem before he was elected the successor to Patr. Solomon in 864. In 869, Theodosius was represented at the council known as the Robber Council of 869-870 in Constantinople by his legate, Syncellus Elijah. Elijah signed the decisions of the council that deposed Patr. Photius of Constantinople and decreed that Patr. Ignatius was improperly deposed. The acts of the 869 council were later abrogated by the council of 879 that affirmed the restoration of Patr. Photius.

During the time of Theodosius' episcopate, the Church of Jerusalem apparently was experiencing peace and tranquility based on what was said in Theodosius' correspondence to Patr. Ignatius and that he was able to send three monks to western Europe to collect funds for the Church of Jerusalem.

Theodosius reposed in 879.

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Theodosius of Jerusalem
Preceded by:
Solomon
Patriarch of Jerusalem
864-879
Succeeded by:
Elijah III
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