Stephen II of Constantinople

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Patriarch Stephen II redirects here. It can also refer to Patriarch Stephanus II of Antioch (ruled in 477–479).
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Lead seal of "Stephen, Archbishop of Constantinople New Rome", either of Stephen I or of Stephen II

Stephen II of Amasea (Greek: Στέφανος Β') was the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople from 29 June 925 to 18 July 928. He appears to have been appointed to the post by Romanos I Lekapenos after the death of Tryphon as a stop-gap until Romanos's own son, Theophylact, was old enough to assume the post.[1] Steven Runciman calls him a "deliberate nonentity".[2] He is a saint.

References

  1. Hussey, Joan M. (1990). The Orthodox Church in the Byzantine Empire. Oxford University Press.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Runciman, Steven (1988). The Emperor Romanus Lecapenus and His Reign: A Study of Tenth-Century Byzantium. Cambridge University Press. p. 27.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
Titles of Chalcedonian Christianity
Preceded by
Nicholas I Mystikos
Patriarch of Constantinople
925–928
Succeeded by
Tryphon