Flavian II of Antioch
He endeavoured to please both parties by steering a middle course in reference to the
Chalcedondecrees, but was induced after great hesitation to agree to the request of Anastasius that he should accept the " Henoticon", or decree of union, issued by the emperor Zeno. It brought upon him the anathema of the patriarch of Constantinople. Nevertheless riots broke out in ca 511 between the rival parties in the streets of Antiochand Emperor Anastasius I's sympathy of Monophysitismprompted loss of favor in Flavian. A synodwas convened in Sidonin 512 by the Monophysites, which resulted in Flavian being replaced by Severus. Flavian was then banished to Petra, where he died in 518.
Flavian was soon posthumously enrolled among the
saints of the Eastern Orthodox Church, and after some opposition he was also canonized by the Roman Catholic Church.
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