Cyril Lucar


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Patr. of Alexandria (1601–20) and then of Constantinople (from 1620). His presence at the Synod of Brest-Litovsk in 1596 had turned him against the RC Church and the Jesuits, and he became increasingly friendly towards the Calvinists and the C of E. He presented the Codex Alexandrinus to Charles I in 1628. In 1629 a Confessio Fidei, with his signature, was published at Geneva; this reinterprets traditional Orthodox faith in Calvinistic terms. He was put to death on a charge of inciting the Cossacks against the Turkish government. His teaching was condemned by various later synods.

Subjects: Christianity.

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