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Friday, November 7, 2014

November 925-928 A.D. Stephen II of Amasea—Constantinople’s 91st; The “Deliberate Non-Entity”

November 925-928 A.D.  Stephen II of Amasea—Constantinople’s 91st; The “Deliberate Non-Entity”

Stephen II of Constantinople

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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.


1.      Jump up^ Hussey, Joan M. (1990). The Orthodox Church in the Byzantine Empire. Oxford University Press.


Preceded by
Nicholas I Mystikos
Succeeded by

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