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Sylvester Syropoulos

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'''Sylvester Syropoulos''' (ca.1400 - ca.1453) was a ''Grand [[Ecclesiarch ]] (Megas Ecclesiarches)'' and [[Deacon]] of the [[Church of Hagia Sophia (Constantinople)|Great Church]], who composed an account of the Greek delegation at the [[Council of Florence|Council of Ferrara-Florence]]. The office of ''Grand Ecclesiarch'' was a high patriarchal office, fifth in the hierarchy after the ''[[w:Chartophylax|Chartophylax]]'' and before the ''[[w:Sakellarios|Sakellios]].''
We know little about Syropoulos’ dates, but it is likely that he was born around 1400 and died sometime after 1453. His parents and ancestors were also employed in the Church. There are records of Syropouloi in ecclesiastical offices in Constantinople from the eleventh century onward.

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