Image:Maximos_V.jpg|thumb|Ecumenical Patriarch Maximus V]]
His All-Holiness '''Maximus V''' (1897 -1948), was the 267th [[ Church of Constantinople|Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople]] from 1946 to 1948.
He was born in Sinope of Pontus, where he first began his education. He continued his academics at the [[Halki|Theological School of Halki]] under the protection of [[Metropolitan]] [[Germanos Karavaggelis]] of [[Amaseia]]. He was [[ordination|ordained]] into the [[diaconate]] in 1918 and appointed a teacher in the [[City School of Theira]]. He served as the [[Archdeacon]] of Metropolitans [[Gregorios of Chalcedon]] and [[Joachim of Ephesus]], before becoming a deacon in the [[Ecumenical Patriarchate]] in 1920. He then served in various positions on the Board of the Halki School, including secretary, codewriter, subsecretary, and archsecretary before being ordained a [[presbyter]] and [[archimandrite]] on [[January 1]], 1928. He later became [[Metropolitan of Philadelphia]] in February 1930 before ascending to the Patriarchal throne in 1946. Officially he resigned in 1948 due to poor health. Unofficially he was forced to resign by western powers who didn't approve his ties with the Soviet-controlled Patriarch of Moscow. He was succeeded by the Archbishop [[Athenagoras I (Spyrou) of Constantinople|Athenagoras]] of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. He died in Switzerland on [[January 1]], 1972.
before=[[Benjamin I of Constantinople|Benjamin I]]|
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