ATTICUS

ATTICUS d. 425. Patriarch of Constantinople from early March 406 to 10 October 425. He restored relations with Rome, which had been broken by the condemnation of John Chrysostom, and asked Cyril of Alexandria to replace John’s name in his church’s diptychs. He expelled Pelagius’s friend Celestius from Constantinople and corresponded with Augustine; a letter to him attributed to the head of the Armenian church is spurious see CPG 5660. His generosity to the poor of Nicaea is famous. Among his acts are preserved fragments of a dogmatic letter to Eupsychius on the divinity of Christ. CPG 5650-5660; CSEL 88, Vienna 1981, 32-38, see LVILVII; DHGE 5, 161-166; ODB 1, 230; LTK 1, 1165-1166; Marienlexikon 1,266; Grumel, Les regestes des actes du patriarcat de Constantinople, Kadiki-Bucharest I, 1, 1932, 35-48; J. Lebon, Discours d’Atticus de Constantinople sur la sainte M¨re de Dieu: Muson 46 1933 167-202; M. Bri¨re, Une homlie indite d’Atticus, patriarche de Constantinople 406-425: ROC 29 1933-34 160- 186; G. Dagron, Naissance d’une capitale. Constantinople et ses institutions de 330   451, Paris 1974, passim; M. Geerard – A. Van Roey, Les fragments grecs et syriaques de la lettre Ad Eupsychium d’Atticus de Constantinople 406-425, Corona Gratiarum. Miscellanea patristica, historica et liturgica Eligio Dekkers O.S.B . oblata, Brugge 1975, vol. 1, 69-81; Ch. Pietri, Roma Christiana. Recherches sur l’Eglise de Rome, son organisation, sa politique, son idologie, de Miltiade   Sixte III 311-440, Rome 1976 passim, see index; G. Madec, Du nouveau dans la correspondance augustinienne: REAug 27 1981 59-60; M.F. Berrouard, Les lettres 6e et 19e de saint Augustin: REAug 27 1981 264-277; F.J. Thomson, The Slavonic Translation of the Hitherto Untraced Greek Homilia in nativitatem Domini nostri Jesu Christi by Atticus of Constantinople: AB 118 2000 5-36.

 

 

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