Theophanes Graptos

   He and his brother Theodore Graptos (q.v.) were the chief opponents of Iconoclasm (q.v.) during the reign of Theophilos (q.v.). They were each branded (graptos) on their foreheads for supporting the veneration of icons (q.v.). After Theophilos's death Theophanes became archbishop of Nicaea (qq.v.), and he wrote hymns and a kanon of Romanos the Melode (qq.v.). Theophanes lived to see his own poetry acclaimed more than Theophilos's clumsy iambic pentameters, which Theophanes displayed as a badge of honor on his forehead.

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  • Theophanes Graptos — Theophanes Graptọs   [griechisch »der Tätowierte«], byzantinischer Theologe, * Moabitische Berge wohl 778, ✝ Konstantinopel (?) 11. 10. 845; Mönch des Klosters Mar Saba bei Jerusalem und einer der führenden Verfechter der Bilderverehrung,… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Theodore Graptos —    He and his brother Theophanes Graptos (q.v.) were champions of icons (q.v.) during Theophilos s (q.v.) revival of Iconoclasm (q.v.). They were from Palestine (q.v.) and were pupils of Michael Synkellos (q.v.), whose vita (q.v.) is the chief… …   Historical dictionary of Byzantium

  • kanōn — ▪ Eastern Orthodoxy       (Greek: “canon”), one of the main forms of Byzantine liturgical office; it consists of nine odes, based on the nine biblical canticles of the Eastern (Eastern Orthodoxy) Christian Church. (Compare canonical hours.) The… …   Universalium

  • Nicaea — • Titular see of Bithynia Secunda, situated on Lake Ascanius Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Nicaea     Nicaea     † …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Meister von Nerezi — Meister von Nerezi: Verklärung Christi (Transfiguration), Detail, um 1200 Als Meister von Nerezi wird der Maler bezeichnet, der um 1165 die Kirche St. Pantaleon in Nerezi nahe der Stadt Scupi des Byzantinisches Reiches mit Wandmalereien… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Theotokion — Theotọkion   [griechisch »(Gesang) zur Gottesgebärerin«] das, (s)/...ki|en oder ...kia, in der Hymnologie der orthodoxen Kirche ein kurzer Gesang zu Ehren Marias, der Gottesmutter; eine Variante ist das Staurotheotokion [griechisch »(Gesang) zu… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Iconoclasm —    Greek for the breaking of images, referring to any attempt to destroy religious images (icons [q.v.]), and referring more specifically to the attempt by certain eighth and ninth century emperors (q.v.) to cleanse Byzantium (q.v.) of what they… …   Historical dictionary of Byzantium

  • Michael Synkellos —    Writer (died 846) of hagiography, hymns (qq.v.), homilies, and a treatise on grammar. He was synkellos (q.v.) of the patriarch of Jerusalem (qq.v.) and while in Constantinople (q.v.) he was imprisoned by Leo V (q.v.) for being an Iconodule… …   Historical dictionary of Byzantium

  • Theophilos —    Emperor (q.v.) from 829 842 who revived Iconoclasm (q.v.) for the last time, perhaps due to the influence of John VII Grammatikos (q.v.). Yet despite making examples of prominent Iconodules (q.v.) like Theodore and Theophanes Graptos and the… …   Historical dictionary of Byzantium

  • Theodorus, S.S. (82) — 82S. S. Theodorus et Theophanes, Conf. (27. al. 26. Dec.) Die hhl. Theodor ein Priester und Theophanes, ein Mönch, litten wegen des kathol. Glaubens unter dem Bilderstürmer Theophilus (vom J. 829–842). Sie waren leibliche Brüder, beide Mönche im… …   Vollständiges Heiligen-Lexikon

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