Felix of Byzantium

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Felix of Byzantium
Bishop of Byzantium
Installed136
Term ended141
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Felix (Greek: Φῆλιξ, died 141) was the bishop of Byzantium for five years (136–141 AD). He succeeded Bishop Eleutherius. He was in office during the rule of emperors Hadrian and Antonius Pius. His successor was Polycarpus II. [1]

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Eleutherius was the bishop of Byzantium for approximately seven years. He succeeded Bishop Diogenes. He was in office during the rule of Emperor Hadrian. His successor was Felix.

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Titles of the Great Christian Church
Preceded by
Eleutherius
Bishop of Byzantium
136–141
Succeeded by
Polycarpus II

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References

  1. "Felix". Official website of the Ecumenic Patriarchate of Constantinople. Retrieved 03/04/2011.Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)