Cyril Lucaris, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Cyril Lucaris

Patriarch of Constantinople

Date of Birth: 13-Nov-1572

Place of Birth: Heraklion, Decentralized Administration of Crete, Greece

Date of Death: 28-Jun-1638

Profession: priest

Nationality: Egypt

Zodiac Sign: Scorpio

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About Cyril Lucaris

  • Hieromartyr Cyril Lucaris or Loukaris (Greek: ???????? ????a???, 13 November 1572 – 27 June 1638), born Constantine Lucaris, was a Greek prelate and theologian, and a native of Candia, Crete (then under the Republic of Venice).
  • He later became the Greek Patriarch of Alexandria as Cyril III and Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople as Cyril I.
  • Calvinist contemporaries, and some modern Calvinist writers as well, have claimed that he strove for a reform of the Eastern Orthodox Church along Protestant, Calvinist lines.
  • Attempts to bring Calvinism into the Orthodox Church were rejected, and Cyril's actions, motivations, and specific viewpoints remain a matter of debate among scholars.
  • However, the Orthodox Church recognizes him as a hieromartyr and defender of the Orthodox faith against both the Jesuit Catholics and Calvinist Protestants.
  • The official glorification of Hieromartyr Cyril Loukaris took place by decision of the Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of Alexandria on October 6, 2009, and his memory is commemorated on June 27.

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