Peter of Constantinople

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Peter of Constantinople was the Patriarch of Constantinople from 654 to 666. He was a follower of the heresy of Monothelitism and was condemned at the Sixth Ecumenical Council in 680/681.


Little is known of his life before becoming patriarch. Peter succeeded Patr. Pyrrhus who also was a Monothelite. In correspondence with Pope Vitalian of Rome following Vitalian's ascension to the see of Rome, Peter was noncommittal concerning Monothelitism, leading to a restoration of ecclesiastical intercourse between Rome and Constantinople. This resulted the addition of Vitalian's name on the diptychs of the church in Constantinople—the only name of a pope so entered between the reign of Honorius I, who died in 638, and 677 when Patr. Theodore I removed the pope's name prior to the Sixth Ecumenical Council. At the council Peter was condemned as a heretic along with Patriarchs Sergius I, Pyrrhus I and Paul II all of Constantinople, Patriarch Cyrus of Alexandria, and Theodore of Pharan.

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Peter of Constantinople
Preceded by:
Pyrrhus I
Patriarch of Constantinople
Succeeded by:
Thomas II
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