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John, Archbishop of Thessalonica

who flourished in the 7th century, is noted as a stout defender of the orthodox faith against the Monothelites. He attended as papal legate the third Constantinopolitan (sixth ecumenical) Council (A.D. 680), and in that character subscribed the Acta of the council (Concilia, vol. 6, col. 1058, ed. Labbe; vol. 3, col. 1425, ed. Hardouin; vol. 11 col. 639, ed. Iansi,). The time of his death is altogether uncertain. He wrote

(1) Εἰς τὰς μυροφόρους γυναῖκας , In mulieres ferentes unguenta, a discourse or treatise in which he argues that there is no contradiction in the several accounts of the resurrection of Christ given by the four evangelists. This piece appears to have been regarded by some as a work of Chrysostom, and was first published (but from a mutilated and corrupt text) by Savile in his edition of Chrysostom (5, 740, Eton. 1610, fol.), though with an expression of doubt as to its genuineness. It was subsequently printed more correctly in the Novum Auctarium of Combefis (vol. 1, Paris, 1648, folio), and by him assigned to the right author. It is given in a mutilated form in Montfaucon's edition of Chrysostom among the Spuria, 8, 159 (Paris, 1718, ol.), or in 8, 816 of the 8vo reprint (Paris, 1839). It is also given in the Bibliotheca Patrum of Gallandius, 13, 185, etc. A Latin version is given in the Bibliotheca Patrum, vol 12 (Lyons, 1677):

(2) Λόγος, Oratio, of which a considerable extract was read by Nicolaus, bishop of Cyzicus, at the second Nicene (seventh, ecumenical) Council, and is printed in the Concilia, vol. 7, col. 353, ed. Labbe: vol. 4, col. 292, ed. Hardouin; vol. 13, col. 163, ed. Mansi; and by Gallandius in his Bibliotheca Patrum, 13, 196. See Give, Hist. Litt. 1; 597; Fabricius. Bibl. Graec. 10, 250. Smith, Dict. Gr. and Rom. Biog. 2, 603.

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McClintock, John. Strong, James. Entry for 'John, Archbishop of Thessalonica'. Cyclopedia of Biblical, Theological and Ecclesiastical Literature. Harper & Brothers. New York. 1870.

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