Cyril Lucaris (1572–1638)
Published Online: 25 NOV 2011
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The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization
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Lizorkin, I. 2011. Cyril Lucaris (1572–1638). The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization.
- Published Online: 25 NOV 2011
Born in Crete in 1572, Cyril Lucaris studied in European cities including Venice (1584–1588) and Padua (1589–1593) where he may have been exposed to Protestant theology. At the age of 30, Cyril was elected to the Patriarchal throne of Alexandria, succeeding Meletios Pegas who had earlier ordained him to be a presbyter. He held that post as Cyril III (1601–1620) until he was promoted to become Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople as Cyril I (1621). His life was characterized by ceaseless activity and constant concern for the integrity and safety of the Orthodox Church.
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