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Flavian II of Antioch

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 Anastasius, a Monophysite, after he agreed to accept the controversial Henoticon of 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 depose Flavian and 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 was chosen as his successor.

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

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