March 24 – Parthenius of Constantinople; Catherine of Sweden

Parthenius of Constantinople (d. 1657) was born on Lesbos, was elected (some while later) metropolitan of Chios, and then (some while later still) was elected Patriarch of Constantinople. His chief claim to fame (other than getting killed, but we’ll get to that) was to speak out against the catechism of Peter Mogila, Metropolitan of Kiev.… Continue reading March 24 – Parthenius of Constantinople; Catherine of Sweden