Wednesday, April 6, 2016

The Ecumenical Patriarchal Tombs

The Ecumenical Patriarchal Tombs are located in the Holy Patriarchal and Stavropegic Monastery of the Life-Giving Spring, Baloukli, in Constantinople. There one finds not only the tombs of previous Ecumenical Patriarchs, but also tombs of the Great Benefactors of the Ecumenical Patriarchate. According to a list, placed on the wall of the church next to the tombs, the Ecumenical Patriarchs buried in this monastery are: Anthimos from Kizikou (13.06.1842), Meletios from Kizikou (28.11.1845), Germanos IV Vizantinou (15.09.1853), Konstantinos I from Sinaiou (1859), Joacim II from Kizikou (04.08.1878), Dionysios V (13.08.1891), Joacim III (13.11.1912), Anthimos Tsasos VII (1914), Gregory VII (17.11.1924), Constantine VI (22.05.1925), Basil III (29.09.1929), Photios II (29.12.1935), Benjamin (17.02.1946), Maximos V (1948), Athenagoras (07.07.1972), Dimitrios (02.10.1991). 

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