Sophronius III of Constantinople

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Portrait, 1892
Sophronius III.jpg

Sophronius III (1798 – 3 September 1899) served as Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople from 1863 to 1866.[1] He was elected Greek Patriarch of Alexandria on 30 May 1870. He served there as Sophronius IV until his death on September 3, 1899. He established the Holy Church of the Transfiguration of the Saviour in 1888 in the city of Port Said. His Alexandrian patriarchate was marked by the unfair expulsion of Nectarios of Aegina, who was later elevated to sainthood.[2]


  1. "List of Patriarchs". Official web site of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople. Retrieved 2011-02-07.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Sophronios IV (1870–1899)". Official web site of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa. Retrieved 2011-02-07.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
Eastern Orthodox Church titles
Preceded by
Joachim II
Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople
as Sophronius III

Succeeded by
Gregory VI
Preceded by
Greek Patriarch of Alexandria
as Sophronius IV

Succeeded by