Eutychius Deposed as Patriarch of Constantinople

Eutychius Deposed as Patriarch of Constantinople

Emperor Justinian I
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In Constantinople, Eutychius is deposed as Patriarch. Emperor Justinian has adopted the tenets of the Aphthartodocetae, a sect which believes that the corporeal body of Jesus was incorruptible and impervious to pain. Eutychius believes this doctrine is contrary to scripture and refuses to adopt it, so Justinian orders his arrest.

While Eutychius is in church, Justinian's soldiers break in and carry him off. Emperor Justinian then installs Joannes Scholasticus as the new Patriarch of Constantinople.

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