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TO ΕΡΓΟ ΤΟΥ ΜΕΘΟΔΙΟΥ ΑΝΘΡΑΚΙΤΗ ΚΑΙ ΤΑ ΠΟΛΙΤΙΚΟΕΚΚΛΗΣΙΑΣΤΙΚΑ ΣΧΕΔΙΑ ΤΟΥ ΜΕΛΕΤΙΟΥ ΤΥΠΑΛΔΟΥ

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ΒΑΣΙΛΕΙΟΣ ΤΣΑΚΙΡΗΣ
ΒΑΣΙΛΕΙΟΣ ΤΣΑΚΙΡΗΣ

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The three pastoral manuals authored by Methodios Anthrakites, Θεωρίαι Χριστιανικαί, Ἐπίσκεψις Πνευματικοῦ πρὸς ἀσθενῆ and Βοσκὸς λογικῶν προβάτων, that draw heavily on the works of the Jesuit preacher P. Segneri and other Italian sources, and directly connected to the current developments in the Greek Orthodox community of Venice in the late seventeenth c. The communty’s metropolitan bishop Meletios Typaldos pursued the ambitious goal of uniting all orthodox communities in Venetian territory under his own See, ascending to the ecumenical throne of Constantinople and, finally, subduing all orthodox churches to the Vatican. Part of this complex plan was also the broad diffusion of manuals of pastoral theology, intended both to advertise Typaldos’ active care for his fold and set a limit to the arbitrariness of the localclergy. Anthrakites, a close collaborator of Typaldos, was fully qualified to undertake writing these manuals. A close comparison between a memorandum on the state of the Greek Church under Venetian dominion, written by Typaldos for the Provveditore of Peloponnesos, Polo Nani, and the three aforementioned manuals, demonstrates their close interrelationship and sheds light on the different ambitions pursued by bishop Meletios and by Methodios Anthrakites.


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In this year… There also arrived the emissaries sent by Karoulos and Pope Leo to the most pious Irene asking her to marry Karoulos and so unite the eastern and western parts.

C. Mango – R. Scott, The Chronicle of Theophanes Confessor, Oxford 1997, p. 654

 

This “Union” of Byzantine East and Latin West might possibly have been realized, if all had gone well with the betrothal of Empress Irene the Athenian to the Frankish king Charles the Great, which the royal and papal emissaries from the West seem to have attempted to conclude in 802. However, the discussions with these emissaries merely precipitated the overthrow of Irene…

Aik. Christofilopoulou, Byzantine History, v. II1 (610-847), Athens 1984, p. 150