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St. Photius was condemned as patriarch by the [[Robber Council of 869-870]], but the [[Eighth Ecumenical Council]] (879-880) affirmed his restoration to his [[see]]. Although he was accused of causing the [[Filioque#The "Photian" Schism|"Photian" Schism]], he was recognized as a major peacemaker of that time. He reconciled with Patriarch [[Ignatius I of Constantinople|Ignatius]], who named him as his successor (for a second time) upon Ignatius' death in 877.
 
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before=[[Ignatius I of Constantinople|Ignatius I]]|
title=Patriarch of Constantinople|
years=858 – 861|
after=[[Ignatius I of Constantinople|Ignatius I]]}}
{{succession|
before=[[Ignatius I of Constantinople|Ignatius I]]|
title=Patriarch of Constantinople|
years=878 – 886|
after=Stephen I}}
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==Life==
==Hymns==
[[Troparion]] ([[Tone ]] 4) [http://oca.org/FStropars.asp?SID=13&ID=100442]
:Follower of the [[Apostles]]' way
:And teacher of mankind:
:"Hail, all-honorable Photius."
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*[http://www.photius.com/photios/ Patriarch Photius of Constantinople: His Life, Scholarly Contributions, and Correspondence Together with a Translation of Fifty-two of His Letters] by Despina Stratoudaki White, copyright © 1982 by the Holy Cross Orthodox Press
*[http://ocafs.oca.org/FeastSaintsViewer.asp?SID=4&ID=1&FSID=100442 St. Photius the Patriarch of Constantinople] ([[OCA]])
*[http://goarch.org/en/chapel/saints.asp?contentid=527 Photios, Patriarch of Constantinople] ([[GOARCH]])
*[[Wikipedia:Photius I of Constantinople|''Photius I of Constantinople'']] at Wikipedia
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