Sophronius IV of Jerusalem

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Sophronius IV of Jerusalem was the Patriarch of Jerusalem of the Church of Jerusalem from 1579 to 1608.

Following in succession after the repose of Patr. Germanus, Patr. Sophronius continued the property rights claims on the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. n 1604, in a treaty with France the Ottoman sultan recognized the rights of the Latins in the Holy Lands after which the Latins gained access to the Golgotha and the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. In 1605, he also obtained, under the New Capitulation agreements that exempted Europeans from Ottoman law, a firman from Sultan Ahmed I giving the Church of Jerusalem the northern part of the Golgotha, the place of the crucifixion.

Patr. Sophronius took part in three councils that condemned the adoption of the Gregorian calendar :

The 1583 Council of Constantinople held on November 20, 1583 with Patriarchs Jeremias II of Constantinople and Sylvester of Alexandria, with other hierarchs. Issued Sigillion of 1583
The 1587 Council of Constantinople with Patr. Jeremias II and Meletius Pegas, representing the Church of Alexandria.
The 1593 Council of Constantinople held in February 1593 in the Church of the Mother of God of Consolation, with Patriarchs Jeremias II, Joachim of Antioch, and Meletius I Pegas of Alexandria.
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Sophronius IV of Jerusalem
Preceded by:
Patriarch of Jerusalem
Succeeded by:
Theophanes III
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