Neophytus I of Constantinople

Neophytos I (Greek: Νεόφυτος Α'), (? – after 1154) was a 12th-century clergyman who served as Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople in 1153. Neophytos was a monk at the Monastery of Theotokos the Benefactor before being elevated to the Patriarchal throne after the death in office of his predecessor. His short reign as Patriarch of Constantinople—of about a year—was uneventful, and he retired to become an ascetic.[1] His short reign was during the rule of Byzantine emperor Manuel I Comnenus.

Neophytus I of Constantinople
Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople
ChurchChurch of Constantinople
In officeOctober 1154 – November 1154
PredecessorTheodotus II of Constantinople
SuccessorConstantine IV of Constantinople
Personal details
Diedafter 1154


  1. ^ Νεόφυτος Α´ (in Greek). Ecumenical Patriarchate. Retrieved 2011-12-24.

neofytos, -on = in Greek, adj. newly planted, recent convert; Dodson Greek-English Lexicon, nr 3504. 2012.


Eastern Orthodox Church titles
Preceded by Patriarch of Constantinople
Succeeded by