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Flavian II of Antioch

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'''Flavian II of Antioch''' was the Patriarch of Antioch from 498 (perhaps 505) to 513. He attempted to maintain a middle course among the decrees of the Fourth Ecumenical Council at Chalcedon without satisfying either the Chalcedonian and non-Chalcedonian parties.

Flavian was appointed Patriarch of Antioch as the successor to Patr. Palladius by emperor [[Flavius Anastasius|Anastasius]], a [[Monophysitism|Monophysite]], after he agreed to accept the controversial [[Heroticon]] of emperor [[Zeno (emperor)|Zeno]] that was an attempt to cure the split between the Chalcedonian and non-Chalcedonian parties. However, after becoming [[patriarch]], Flavian did not join in on the repudiation of the Council of Chalcedon.

In 512, at a Synod of Sidon, convened by the Monophysites, an attempt was made to condemn Chalcedon and to [[deposition|depose]] Flavian and [[Elias of Jerusalem|Elias]], Patriarch of Jerusalem. The Fathers of the Synod took no action after Flavian and Elias presented their defense. The Monophysite party was enraged and went on to accuse the two of [[Nestorianism]], and got emperor Anastasius to depose them. Flavian was deposed and banished to Petra in present day Jordan. [[Severus of Antioch|Severus]] was chosen as his successor.

In 518, Flavian died in Petra while still in exile.

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title=[[List of Patriarchs of Antioch|Patriarch of Antioch]]|
years= 498-513|
after=[[Severus of Antioch| Severus]]}}
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*[ Flavian II of Antioch]

[[Category: Bishops]]
[[Category: Patriarch of Antioch]]

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