John of Antioch (2)

John Of Antioch (2), surnamed Codonatus, the successor of Petrus Gnapheus, or Fullo (the Fuller), after his deposition, in the patriarchate of Antioch, A.D. 447. John had previously been bishop of Apamea; but, after holding the patriarchate three months, he was deposed by a synod of Eastern bishops, and succeeded by Stephen. Theophanes incorrectly places the appointment of John after Stephen's death. Both John and his predecessor Petrus had been, at the instigation of Acacius of Constantinople, excommunicated by the pope; yet, after the deposition of John, the same Acacius procured his elevation to the bishopric of Tyre. Theophanes incorrectly ascribes this appointment to Calendion of Antioch. See Theophanes, Chronog. p. 110, etc., ed. Paris (p. 88, etc., ed. Venice; p. 199, etc., ed. Bonn); Valesius, Not. ad Evagrii H.E. 3, 15, and Observationes, Eccles. ad Evagrium, 2, 8. — Smith, Dict. Greek and Roman Biog. 2, 586.

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