John (VI, Patriarch) of Constantinople
John (VI, Patriarch) Of Constantinople was appointed by the emperor, Philippicus Bardanes, A.D. 712, for his Monothelite opinions and his rejection of the authority of the sixth ecumenical (third Constantinopolitan) council. Cyrus, the predecessor of John, was deposed to make way for him, according to Cave. John was deposed, not long after his elevation, in consequence, apparently, of the deposition of his patron Philippicus, and the elevation of Artemius or Anastasius II. Theophanes does not notice the fate of John, but records the elevation of his successor, Germanus, metropolitan of Cyzicus, to the patriarchate of Constantinople A.D. 715. John wrote Ε᾿πιστολὴ πρὸς Κωνσταντῖνον τὸν ἁγιώτατον πάπαν ῾Ρώμης ἀπολογετική (Epistola ad Constantinum Sanctissimum Papam Romanum Apologetica), in which he defends certain transactions of the reign of Philippicus. This letter is published in the Concilia (6, col. 1407, ed. Labbe; 12, col. 196, ed. Mansi). It had previously been published in the Auctarium Novum of Combefis, 2, 211. See Fabricius, Bibl. Gr. 11, 152; Cave, Hist. Lit. 1, 619; Smith, Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography, 2, 593.