Gabriel IV of Constantinople
|His All Holiness
|Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople|
|Church||Church of Constantinople|
|Term ended||June 29, 1785|
|Died||June 29, 1785|
|Buried||Church of the Asomatoi (Pammegiston Taxiarchon), Arnavutköy|
|Denomination||Eastern Orthodox Church|
He was born in Smyrna and descended from an aristocratic family. He was bishop of the Ayvalık Islands and later metropolitan bishop of Ioannina until April 1771 when he became Metropolitan of Old Patras. He especially liked the ecclesiastic order and precedence.
In 1780 he was elected Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople. During his patriarchy he restored Athanasios Parios, who had been deposed because of the dispute about the kollyva and the memorial service. In 1784 he published the Typikon of Mount Athos, which delimited the administrative and executive domains of its organs.
- Οικουμενικό Πατριαρχείο
- Ιερά Μητρόπολις Πατρών: «Ο Οικουμενικός Πατριάρχης και η Πάτρα», άρθρο του ιστορικού Κώστα Ν. Τριανταφύλλου στην εφημερίδα «Πελοπόννησος» (19/10/2000)