He would not agree, however, and remained in the monastery of St. Theodore, where he continued by speech and writing to defend the veneration of images. For this act Joseph had been deposed and banished. His feast is celebrated on this day both in the Greek and Roman Churches; the Greeks also observe 2 June as the day of his death. He asserted his love and his attachment to the patriarch, and said he would withdraw all opposition if the patriarch would acknowledge the violation of law by removing the priest Joseph. The patriarch again deposed the priest Joseph and withdrew his decrees against Theodore and his partisans. About this page "St. He entered into connection with the opponents of images, among whom were a number of bishops; it steadily grew more evident that he was preparing a new attack upon the veneration of images. Nicephorus Callistus, Ecclesiastical History Item Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This Item. 963-969 )—and sent to Abbasid caliph al-MuteeÊ¿ (regn. He commanded the patriarch to call a synod, which was held in 809, and had Plato and several monks forcibly brought before it. Nikephoros at first replied to his removal from his office by excommunication, but was at last obliged to yield to force, and was taken to one of the cloisters he had founded, Tou Agathou, and later to that called Tou Hagiou Theodorou. 510 Views . Transcription. His house was surrounded by crowds of angry Iconoclasts who shouted threats and invectives. In 874 his bones were translated to Constantinople with much pomp by the Patriarch Methodius and interred, 13 March, in the Church of the Apostles. He received Holy Orders and was consecrated bishop on Easter Sunday, 12 April 806. 17- 18). Nicephorus I can be considered one of the Byzantine Empire's more controversial emperors, … Upon the death of Patriarch Tarasius (25 February, 806), there was great division among the clergy and higher court officials as to the choice of his successor. Kirsch, J.P. (1911). Contact information. Niépce was named Joseph, but while studying at the Oratorian College in Angers, he decided to adopt the name Nicéphore in honor of Saint Nicephorus the ninth-century Patriarch of Constantinople. Emperor Nicephorus considered it important to have this matter settled and, at his wish the new patriarch with the concurrence of a synod composed of a small number of bishops, pardoned Joseph and, in 806, restored him to his office. Theodore, however, was an iconodule and came into conflict with the emperor who removed him from his position and then had him scourged and tortured before banishing him. Later the patriarch sent several learned bishops and abbots to convince him of the truth of the position of the Patriarch on the veneration of images. Nicephorus fell ill; when he recovered the emperor called upon him to defend his course before a synod of bishops friendly to iconoclasm. [1] His Historia Ecclesiastica, in eighteen books, starts the historical narrative down to 610. Pope Leo sent an encouraging and consolatory reply to the resolute confessors, upon which they wrote another letter to him through Epiphanius. The patriarch endeavoured to establish monastic discipline among the monks, and to suppress double monasteries which had been forbidden by the Seventh Ecumenical Council. St. Nicephorus was born about 758. Kirsch, Johann Peter. ... Be the first one to write a review. A final and, as it appears, especially important treatise on this question has not yet been published. Solesm., IV, 233-91). Solesm., IV, 233-91). Regrettably, I can't reply to every letter, but I greatly appreciate your feedback — especially notifications about typographical errors and inappropriate ads. Nicephorus also left two small historical works; one known as the Breviarium", the other the "Chronographis", both are edited by C. de Boor, "Nicephori archiep. MLA citation. He brought to trial before a synod several ecclesiastics opposed to images and forced an abbot named John and also Bishop Anthony of Sylaeum to submit. The emperor then commanded the abbots to maintain silence upon the matter and forbade them to hold meetings. Nicephorus I Logothetis (802-811) Stravracius (811) Nicephorus I was born in Seleucia Sidera of Pisidia, a hellenistic city founded by Alexander's general Seleucus I Nicator. In 795 a priest named Joseph had celebrated the unlawful marriage of Emperor Constantine VI (780-97) with Theodota, during the lifetime of Maria, the rightful wife of the emperor, whom he had set aside. The popular general, Leo the Armenian, now became emperor, 11 July, 813. On the occasion of the change of emperors, in 820, he was put forward as a candidate for the patriarchate and at least obtained the promise of toleration. The second exercise in Life Is Real, Only Then, When “I Am,” is the First Assisting Exercise, which is probably adapted from the Jesus Prayer, especially in the form taught by Nicephorus the Solitary in the Philokalia, and evokes the “Ego Exercise” as Gurdjieff told Ouspensky it was practised on Mount Athos. Nicephorus stood in the forefront of the battle against iconoclasm. Vol. Nicephori Archiepiscopi Constantinopolitani Opuscula historica. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. Shortly after this Nicephorus sought solitude on the Thracian Bosporus, where he had founded a monastery. Eudoxia was a strict adherent of the Church and Theodore had been banished by the Emperor Constantine Copronymus (741-75) on account of his steadfast support of the teaching of the Church concerning images. The emperor received those who had accompanied Nicephorus, among them seven metropolitans and Abbot Theodore of Studium. They all repudiated the interference of the emperor in dogmatic questions and once more rejected Leo's … He entered into connection with the opponents of images, among whom were a number of bishops; it steadily grew more evident that he was preparing a new attack upon the veneration of images. Const. New York: Robert Appleton Company. introduced three hundred thousand Saracens into the Asiatic provinces that were subject to … 1335), the last of the Greek ecclesiastical historians. The dogmatic treatises, chiefly on this subject, that he wrote are as follows: a lesser "Apology for the Catholic Church concerning the newly arisen Schism in regard to Sacred Images" (Migne, P.G., C, 833-849), written 813-14; a larger treatise in two parts; the first part is an "Apology for the pure, unadulterated Faith of Christians against those who accuse us of idolatry" (Migne, loc. However, Michael would not consent to an actual restoration of images such as Nicephorus demanded from him, for he declared that he did not wish to interfere in religious matters and would leave everything as he had found it. Remy Lafort, S.T.D., Censor. Saint Nicephorus was a dignitary at the court of the Empress Irene (797-802). The saint was a zealous defender of the holy Icons. New York: Robert Appleton Company. MLA citation. His tables of universal history, Chronography or Chronographikon Syntomon, in passages extended and continued, were in great favor with the Byzantines, and were also circulated outside the Empire in the Latin version of Anastasius Bibliothecarius, and also in Slavonic translation. The two treatises discuss passages from Macarius Magnes, Eusebius of Caesarea, and from a writing wrongly ascribed to Epiphanius of Cyprus. The direct elevation of a Iayman to the patriarchate, as had already happened in the case of Tarasius, aroused opposition in the ecclesiastical party among the clergy and monks. . 11. In it he sought to excuse the long delay by the tyranny of the preceding emperor, interwove a rambling confession of faith and promised to notify Rome at the proper time in regard to all important questions. In The Catholic Encyclopedia. Nicephorus." Both these treatises were edited by Pitra; the first Epikrisis in "Spicilegium Solesmense", I, 302-335; the second Antirresis in the same, I, 371-503, and IV, 292-380. φόρος Κάλλιστος Ξανθόπουλος), of Constantinople(c. 1256–c. The principal works of Nikephorus are three writings referring to iconoclasm: Nikephoros follows in the path of John of Damascus. He brought to trial before a synod several ecclesiastics opposed to images and forced an abbot named John and also Bishop Anthony of Sylaeum to submit. Accordingly Emperor Leo's hostile measures were not repealed, although the persecution ceased. 2 editions. Nihil Obstat. Bishop Anthony's acquiescence was merely feigned. Nicephorus was a very educated person and became minister of finance (Logothetis) during the reign of Irene the Athenian. Moreover, the patriarch now sent the customary written notification of his induction into office (Synodica) to the pope. The pseudo-synod now commanded that he should no longer be called patriarch. As soon as the new emperor had assured the peace of the empire by the overthrow of the Bulgarians his true opinions began gradually to appear. Nicephorus Callistus Xanthopoulos, also spelled Nikephoros Kallistos Xanthopoulos, (born c. 1256—died c. 1335), Byzantine historian and litterateur whose stylistic prose and poetry exemplify the developing Byzantine humanism of the 13th and 14th centuries and whose 23-volume Ecclesiasticae historiae (“Church History”), of which only the first 18 volumes survive, constitutes a significant … Saint Nicephorus was a dignitary at the court of the empress Irene (797-802), and then after receiving monastic tonsure, he became known for his piety. But, through a letter written by Archbishop Joseph, the course which he and the strict church party followed became public in 808, and caused a sensation. Upon this he was arrested at midnight in March, 815, and banished to the monastery of St. Theodore, which he had built on the Bosporus. Ecclesiastical approbation. At this time the emperors Valerian (253-259) and Gallius (260-268) began to persecute Christians, and one of the first brought before the court was the priest Sapricius. Although still a layman, he was known by all to be very religious and highly educated. With the assent of the patriarch he resigned and entered a monastery with his children. Nicephorus first had a long, private conversation with the emperor, in which he vainly endeavoured to dissuade Leo from his opposition to the veneration of images. Upon this he was arrested at midnight in March, 815, and banished to the monastery of St. Theodore, which he had built on the Bosporus. Then Nicephorus called together an assembly of bishops and abbots at the Church of St. Sophia at which he excommunicated the perjured Bishop Anthony of Sylaeum. Emperor Nicephorus now took violent measures. In The Catholic Encyclopedia. Another work justifying the veneration of images was edited by Pitra under the title "Antirrheticus adversus iconomachos" (Spicil. Nicephorus soon gave further cause for antagonism. After a palace revolution, he was proclaimed emperor by the influential aristocracy of the capital. Boon. Accordingly Emperor Leo's hostile measures were not repealed, although the persecution ceased. My email address is webmaster at newadvent.org. Notwithstanding this, Nicephorus crowned him, and later, Leo again refused to make the confession. Remy Lafort, S.T.D., Censor. Nicephorus the General The Battle of Zygos Pass (1053) is where Nicephorus first caught the attention of his contemporaries and historians with a heroic feat that made him famous. Later he was recalled to the capital and given charge of the great hospital. The catalog of the accepted books of the Old and New Testaments is followed by the antilegomena (including Revelation) and the apocrypha. Compared with Theodore of Stoudios, Nikephoros appears as a friend of conciliation, learned in patristics, more inclined to take the defensive than the offensive, and possessed of a comparatively chaste, simple style. However, Michael would not consent to an actual restoration of images such as Nicephorus demanded from him, for he declared that he did not wish to interfere in religious matters and would leave everything as he had found it. cit., 535-834); the second part contains the "Antirrhetici", a refutation of a writing by the Emperor Constantine Copronymus on images (loc. The emperor had also recourse to the papacy in reference to these quarrels and had received a letter of approval from Leo. An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Nicephorus ancestors lived in harsh conditions. Please help support the mission of New Advent and get the full contents of this website as an instant download. Nikephoros I or Nicephorus I (Greek: Νικηφόρος Α΄, Nikēphoros I; c. 758 – April 5, 828) was a Christian Byzantine writer and Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople from April 12, 806, to March 13, 815.[1][2]. Thus, Nicephorus grew up with his father's example of defending the veneration of the images before his eyes. In 809 Theodore and Plato sent a joint memorial, through the Archmandrite Epiphanius, to Pope Leo III, and later, Theodore laid the matter once more before the pope in a letter, in which he besought the successor of St. Peter to grant a helping hand to the East, so that it might not be overwhelmed by the waves of the "Adulterine Heresy". cit., 205-534). February 1, 1911. At the end of his life he was revered and after death regarded as a saint. Kirsch, Johann Peter. A final and, as it appears, especially important treatise on this question has not yet been published. cit., 535-834); the second part contains the "Antirrhetici", a refutation of a writing by the Emperor Constantine Copronymus on images (loc. Martyr Nicephorus of Antioch, in Syria Commemorated on February 9. Kirsch, J.P. (1911). My email address is webmaster at newadvent.org. 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Nicephorus fell ill; when he recovered the emperor called upon him to defend his course before a synod of bishops friendly to iconoclasm. His merit is the thoroughness with which he traced the literary and traditional proofs, and his detailed refutations are serviceable for the knowledge they afford of important texts adduced by his opponents and in part drawn from the older church literature. After founding a monastery near the Black Sea, he was chosen despite being a layman to succeed to the office of patriarch of Constantinople in 806, succeeding St. Tarasius. This article was transcribed for New Advent by Donald J. Attaleiates reported that Botaniates was able to keep command over his mounted troops as he extricated them from being overrun by the Pecheneg horde. Nihil Obstat. The festival is first mentioned by St Andrew of Crete (c. 650), and, according to the Byzantine historian Nicephorus Callistus (Hist. The emperor then commanded the abbots to maintain silence upon the matter and forbade them to hold meetings. "St. On 2 October, 811, with the assent of the patriarch, Michael Rhangabe, brother-in-law of Stauracius, who raised to the throne. As soon as the new emperor had assured the peace of the empire by the overthrow of the Bulgarians his true opinions began gradually to appear. +John Cardinal Farley, Archbishop of New York. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/11050a.htm. With a protest against this mode of procedure the patriarch notified Leo that he found it necessary to resign the patriarchal see. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/11050a.htm Regrettably, I can't reply to every letter, but I greatly appreciate your feedback — especially notifications about typographical errors and inappropriate ads. Nicephorus. Nicephorus received permission to return from exile if he would promise to remain silent. He was well educated. His son Stauracius, who had been wounded in the same fight, was proclaimed emperor, but was deposed by the chief men of the empire because he followed the bad example of his father. The Catholic Encyclopedia. Nicephorus I. Transcription. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1911. [3] His remains were solemnly brought back to Constantinople by Methodios I of Constantinople on March 13, 847, and interred in the Church of the Holy Apostles, where they were annually the object of imperial devotion. Nicephorus I A. D. 802-811 Matthew Marsh Sul Ross State University. Theodore declared that silence under these conditions would be treason and expressed sympathy with the patriarch whom the emperor forbade to hold public service in the church. Gregoras, Nicephorus, 1295-1359 or 60. He was guarded by soldiers and not allowed to perform any official act. The new emperor promised, in writing, to defend the faith and to protect both clergy and monks, and was crowned with much solemnity by the Patriarch Nicephorus. googletag.cmd.push(function(){googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1402172227320-0');}); Nicephorus served in the imperial palace as a secretary. The Catholic Encyclopedia. Dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.CONTACT US | ADVERTISE WITH NEW ADVENT. If you want to read (in French) the quality of his insults against … His feast is celebrated on this day both in the Greek and Roman Churches; the Greeks also observe 2 June as the day of his death. Emperor Nicephorus continued to persecute all adherents of Theodore of Studium, and, in addition, oppressed those of whom he had grown suspicious, whether clergy or dignitaries of the empire. This is especially useful for apocrypha for which only fragmentary texts have survived. There he devoted himself to ascetic practices and to the study both of secular learning, as grammar, mathematics, and philosophy, and the Scriptures. Moreover, he favoured the heretical Paulicians and the Iconoclasts and drained the people by oppressive taxes, so that he was universally hated. Leo now raised to the patriarchate Theodotus, a married, illiterate layman who favoured iconoclasm. From 1880 to 2018 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Nicephorus. 0 In the 14th century Nicephorus Callisti undertook a complete church history which covers in its extant form the first six centuries. Nicephorus added to this second part seventy-five extracts from the writings of the Fathers [edited by Pitra, "Spicilegium Solesmense", I (Paris, 1852), 227-370]; in two further writings, which also apparently belong together, passages from earlier writers, that had been used by the enemies of images to maintain their opinions, are examined and explained. Bishop Anthony's acquiescence was merely feigned. Contact information. The emperor received those who had accompanied Nicephorus, among them seven metropolitans and Abbot Theodore of Studium. When Nicephorus demanded the confession of faith, before the coronation, Leo put it off. Theodore declared that silence under these conditions would be treason and expressed sympathy with the patriarch whom the emperor forbade to hold public service in the church. Nicephorus first had a long, private conversation with the emperor, in which he vainly endeavoured to dissuade Leo from his opposition to the veneration of images. Defending himself against the accusation that he and his companions were schismatic, he declared that he had kept silent as long as possible, had censured no bishops, and had always included the name of the patriarch in the liturgy. He would not agree, however, and remained in the monastery of St. Theodore, where he continued by speech and writing to defend the veneration of images. The book was first published in 1958; Nicephorus, patriarch of Constantinople (806-815)died in 829 and is now a Saint, of course. With a protest against this mode of procedure the patriarch notified Leo that he found it necessary to resign the patriarchal see. On the other side Theodore, Plato, and the majority of their adherents recognized the patriarch as the lawful head of the Byzantine Church, and sought to bring the refractory back to his obedience. Theodore set forth, by speech and writing, the reasons for the action of the strict party and firmly maintained his position. Later the patriarch sent several learned bishops and abbots to convince him of the truth of the position of the Patriarch on the veneration of images. With two other officials of high rank he represented the Empress Irene in 787 at the Second Council of Nicaea (the Seventh Ecumenical Council), which declared the doctrine of the Church respecting images. After vain theological disputes, in December 814, there followed personal insults. Theodotus was consecrated 1 April, 815. ABBYY GZ download. The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Nicephorus is Sunday, March 13th, 1892. Includes the Catholic Encyclopedia, Church Fathers, Summa, Bible and more — all for only $19.99... Patriarch of Constantinople, 806-815, b. about 758; d. 2 June, 829. Hildesheim 1960 (first edition 1929), 129–30; G. I. BRĂTIANU, Études byzantines d’histoire économique et sociale, Paris 1938, 195– 211; P. J. ALEXANDER, The Patriarch Nicephorus: Ecclesiastical Policy and Image Worship in the Byzantine Empire, Oxford 1958, 117 ss. Nicephorus." Boon. From there he carried on a literary polemic for the cause of the iconodules against the synod of 815. After the death of the Patriarch Tarasios of Constantinople, although still a layman, he was chosen patriarch by the wish of the emperor (Easter, April 12, 806). In the same year, which was the first year of the reign of Nicephorus, Aron Admirhas[Aron Admirhas is the Medieval Latin spelling of the name of caliph HārÅ«n al-RashÄ«d (‘Aaron the Just’; 763-809).] the name of three Byzantine emperors. 0668 First Siege of Constantinople: This attack lasts off and on for seven years, with the Muslim forces generally spending the winters on the island of Cyzicus, a few miles south of Constantinople, and only sailing against the city during the spring and summer months.The Greeks are able to fend off repeated attacks with a weapon desperately feared by the Arabs: Greek Fire. Nicephorus then went to his former friend and fervently asked forgiveness, but Sapricius was adamant. This article was transcribed for New Advent by Donald J. The editor of New Advent is Kevin Knight. But the patriarch would not recognize the synod and paid no attention to the summons. After crowning MICHAEL I, he inspired massacres of "heretic" Paulicians. They all repudiated the interference of the emperor in dogmatic questions and once more rejected Leo's proposal to hold a conference. He then withdrew to one of the cloisters that he had founded on the eastern shore of the Bosporus, until he was appointed director of the largest home for the destitute in Constantinople c. 802. . After his complete defeat, 22 June, 813, in the war against the Bulgarians, the emperor lost all authority. The third of these larger works is a refutation of the iconoclastic synod of 815 (ed. Serruys, Paris, 1904). 11. The exiled Nicephorus persevered in his opposition and wrote several treatises against iconoclasm. The Holy Martyr Nicephorus lived in the city of Syrian Antioch. The book was first published in 1958; Nicephorus, patriarch of Constantinople (806-815)died in 829 and is now a Saint, of course. When Nicephorus demanded the confession of faith, before the coronation, Leo put it off. APA citation. This, however, did not discourage the resolute opponents of the "Adulterine Heresy". Correspondance de Nicéphore Grégoras. He was mild in his ecclesiastical and monastical rules and non-partisan in his historical treatment of the period from 602 to 769 (Historia syntomos, breviarium). For the first four centuries the author is largely dependent on his predecessors, Eusebius, Socrates … Imprimatur. He was born in Constantinople as the son of Theodore and Eudokia, of a strictly Orthodox family, which had suffered from the earlier Iconoclasm. The emperor wished to have a debate between representatives of the opposite dogmatic opinions, but the adherents of the veneration of images refused to take part in such a conference, as the Seventh Ecumenical Council had settled the question. He died at the monastery of Saint Theodore (Hagiou Theodorou), revered as a confessor. The Chronography offered a universal history from the time of Adam and Eve to his own time. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/11050a.htm. Before the matter was settled Theodore had written to the patriarch entreating him not to reinstate the guilty priest, but had received no answer. He was born in 758 in Constantinople to a nobleman who served as secretary to the Byzantine emperor. Imprimatur. The patriarch yielded to the wishes of the emperor in order to avert more serious evil. The opponents of the patriarch were condemned, the Archbishop of Thessalonica was deposed, the Abbots Plato and Theodore with their monks were banished to neighbouring islands and cast into various prisons. With the assent of the patriarch he resigned and entered a monastery with his children. In 874 his bones were translated to Constantinople with much pomp by the Patriarch Methodius and interred, 13 March, in the Church of the Apostles. Mango's treatment of Nicephorus's sources is sober and conservative, particularly in refuting the idea that one of those sources was the "Great Chronographer" (pp. Leo now raised to the patriarchate Theodotus, a married, illiterate layman who favoured iconoclasm. . The emperor then summoned Nicephorus to him, and the patriarch went to the imperial palace accompanied by the abbots and monks. Emperor from 802. First published in 1880. St. Nicephorus. Boon. His studies taught him experimental methods in science and he graduated to become a professor at the college. Another work justifying the veneration of images was edited by Pitra under the title "Antirrheticus adversus iconomachos" (Spicil. In December, 814, Nicephorus had a long conference with the emperor on the veneration of images but no agreement was reached. Nicephorus (feast day March 13) spent most of his life close to the throne, during a time when political change was the only constant. Kadloubovsky and Palmer open their selection, Writings from the Philokalia on Prayer of the Heart (1951) with a text by Nicephorus the Solitary known as “On Sobriety,” or, to provide its longer title, “A Most Profitable Discourse on Sobriety and the Guarding of the Heart.”It is unlikely that the author himself named it. A large number of the laity were also present on this occasion and the patriarch with the clergy and people remained in the church the entire night in prayer. The emperor wished to have a debate between representatives of the opposite dogmatic opinions, but the adherents of the veneration of images refused to take part in such a conference, as the Seventh Ecumenical Council had settled the question. Nicephorus received permission to return from exile if he would promise to remain silent. cit., 205-534). Emperor Michael was an honourable man of good intentions, but weak and dependent. He used the chronicle of Trajan the Patrician. The dogmatic treatises, chiefly on this subject, that he wrote are as follows: a lesser "Apology for the Catholic Church concerning the newly arisen Schism in regard to Sacred Images" (Migne, P.G., C, 833-849), written 813-14; a larger treatise in two parts; the first part is an "Apology for the pure, unadulterated Faith of Christians against those who accuse us of idolatry" (Migne, loc. For this opposition the Abbot Plato was imprisoned for twenty-four days at the command of the emperor. When was the first name Nicephorus first recorded in the United States? In this city lived also the presbyter Sapricius, with whom Nicephorus was very friendly, so that they were considered as brothers. Leo had received no communication from Patriarch Nicephorus and was, therefore, not thoroughly informed in the matter; he also desired to spare the eastern emperor as much as possible. After the murder of the Emperor Leo, 25 December, 820, Michael the Amorian ascended the throne and the defenders of the veneration of images were now more considerately treated. Both these treatises were edited by Pitra; the first Epikrisis in "Spicilegium Solesmense", I, 302-335; the second Antirresis in the same, I, 371-503, and IV, 292-380. Then Nicephorus called together an assembly of bishops and abbots at the Church of St. Sophia at which he excommunicated the perjured Bishop Anthony of Sylaeum. opuscula historica" in the "Bibliotheca Teubneriana" (Leipzig, 1880). 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