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Serapheim II of Constantinople

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Patr. Serapheim II was born in Delvinë, southern Albania in the late seventeenth century to Albanian parents. Other details of his early life are unknown. He succeeded to the patriarchal throne after the [[deposition]] and banishment of Callinicus III IV to Mount Sinai in 1757. In 1759, Patr. Serapheim invited [[Eugenios Voulgaris]] to head the reforms in the patriarchal academy in Constantinople. Influenced by Patr. Serapheim's pro-Russian ideals, Voulgaris contributed, during his tenure in the academy, to the improvement of relations of the Russian Empire with the Patriarchate of Constantinople. In 1760, Serapheim gave permission to [[Cosmas of Aetolia]] to begin his first [[missionary]] travels to the villages of Thrace to establish schools.
Patr. Serapheim was deposed in 1761. The date of his death is not known.

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