Talk:Meletius IV (Metaxakis) of Constantinople
Technically, Meletios was Patriarch of Alexandria when he died. Shouldn't the entry be moved to Meletius II (Metaxakis) of Alexandria?
If not, is it because he was most well known as Ecumenical Patriarch, or because EP ranks ahead of Alexandria in terms of protocol? Paterakis 22:42, February 23, 2007 (PST)
- An interesting question, about which I don't know if we have an official Orthowiki position. Anyone more informed? My personal opinion, though, is that the article title should be left the way it it because Constantinople outranks Alexandria. Maybe we should add this to the OrthodoxWiki talk:Style Manual page, specifically the episcopal titles section. Gabriela 20:45, February 24, 2007 (PST)
- I wouldn't say that I was more informed, but I'm not aware of any precedents where a person was the head of more than one autocephalous church.
- I don't think that the ranking of churches should have anything to do with it - either Constantinople because that was where he was most widely known and took the greatest actions, or Alexandria because that's his final see. I would lean towards the latter, because at his repose he was not 'former Patriarch of Constantinople' but 'Patriarch of Alexandria'; this would also mean that he was considered 'His Beatitude', rather than His All-Holiness. — edited by Pιsτévο talk complaints at 02:22, February 26, 2007 (PST)
- Generally, our protocol here is to use the last title held by a bishop when he leaves office. But Meletios is something of a special case in that he is known much more for being the Ecumenical Patriarch then for the other two autocephalous sees he held. So, I think the encyclopedic referential value of having the title of the article include Constantinople rather than Alexandria should override our general "last title" protocol. —Fr. Andrew talk contribs 09:31, May 17, 2007 (PDT)