Gabriel Severus

(c. 1540—1616)

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Orthodox Church theologian. He was consecrated Metropolitan of Philadelphia, now Ala-Shehr, in Asia Minor, in 1577. As the see was in Turkish hands he acted as bishop to the Greek Christians in Venice. His best-known work is a defence of the custom of venerating the Eucharistic elements at the Great Entrance.

Subjects: Christianity — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

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