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The Re-establishment of the bishopric of Gardikion, Trikala, (1541/42) A Contribution to the Ecclesiastical History of Thessaly during the Early Ottoman Period

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Δημήτρης AΓΟΡΙΤΣΑΣ
Δημήτρης AΓΟΡΙΤΣΑΣ

Abstract


In 1542 the Patriarch of Constantinople Jeremiah I decided to re-establish the bishopric of Gardikion (east of Trikala), proclaiming Neophytos as its first bishop, subject to the metropolitan of Larissa Neophytos I. The reestablishment was a request of the foretold metropolitan because of the ataxia and the many abnormalities that took place that time by the so called “gloater and rebel of Church” against the bishopric of Gardikion and against the will of the Patriarch. In our study, we try to examine this subject and we attempt to enlighten some obscure points such as the identity of all those who were potentially responsible for this turbulence in the ecclesiastical life of Thessaly in the beginning of 16th century, as well as the reasons behind all these.

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Εκκλησιαστική ιστορία; μητρόπολη Λαρίσης; επισκοπή Γαρδικίου; αρχιεπισκοπή Αχρίδος; μητροπολίτης Λαρίσης Νεόφυτος Α΄

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