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Jeremias II


Subject Religion » Christianity

DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631232032.2001.x


Patriarch of Constantinople (1572–95) who engaged in correspondence with the Lutheran theologians of Tubingen and whose three Answers became one of the symbolic books (compendia of doctrine) of the eastern orthodox church. He shows in his response to the Greek translation made of the Augsburg Confession of 1530 that there was no common ground between the Orthodox and the Lutherans over such issues as tradition and the doctrine of justification. He protested to Pope Gregory XIII over the change in the calendar (1582) from the Julian to the Gregorian. It was during his visit to Russia in 1588–9 that he raised the metropolitan of moscow to the rank of patriarch . His purpose in going to Russia was to collect funds to assist the Orthodox communities living in the ottoman empire, but the Russians took the opportunity of his visit to press the case for their own patriarch. This was a decisive moment in the history of the Russian church and a victory for those who saw Moscow as the third rome . ( 1982 ), Augsburg and Constantinople . Brookline , Mass. : Holy Cross Orthodox Press . ( 1968 ), The Great Church in Captivity . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press . ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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