Anthimus VI of Constantinople

Anthimus VI, (original name Joannides, 1782 – 7 December 1877) was the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople for three periods from 1845 to 1848, from 1853 to 1855 and from 1871 to 1873. He was born in Kutali Island in the Sea of Marmara and died in Kandilli.

Anthimus VI of Constantinople
Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople
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ChurchChurch of Constantinople
In office16 December 1845 – 30 October 1848,
6 October 1853 – 3 October 1855,
17 September 1871 – 12 October 1873
PredecessorMeletius III of Constantinople, Germanus IV of Constantinople, Gregory VI of Constantinople
SuccessorAnthimus IV of Constantinople, Cyril VII of Constantinople, Joachim II of Constantinople
Personal details
Died7 December 1877

Before becoming a Patriarch, Anthimus was a monk at the Esphigmenou monastery in Mount Athos, and became metropolitan bishop of Serres (1829), Prussa (1833) and Ephesus (1837). In 1845 he expanded the catholicon of the monastery, adding two chapels, a vestibule and a porch to it.

Eastern Orthodox Church titles
Preceded by Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople
Succeeded by