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. His short reign was during the rule of Byzantine emperor Manuel I Comnenus.
Neophytus I of Constantinople
|Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople|
|Church||Church of Constantinople|
|In office||October 1154 – November 1154|
|Predecessor||Theodotus II of Constantinople|
|Successor||Constantine IV of Constantinople|
- 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.
- Magdalino, Paul (1993), The Empire of Manuel I Komnenos, Cambridge University Press, pp. 279–283, ISBN 0-521-305713