|Archbishop of Constantinople|
|Born||c. 386, Germanicia, Syria (now Kahramanmaraş, Turkey)|
|Died||c. 451, Great Oasis of Hibis (al-Khargah), Egypt|
|Venerated in||Assyrian Church of the East|
|Controversy||Stigmatization as a heretic|
History[change | change source]
He was blamed by his political enemy, Cyril of Alexandria of Nestorianism, for objecting to the popular practice of calling the Virgin Mary the "Mother of God" theotokos. He was condemned at the Council of Ephesus before his supporters could arrive and he was then dethroned. The consequence of this was the creation of the Assyrian Church of the East, over the Persian border and far away from Greece.