Dioscorus

(d. 454)
   Patriarch.
   Dioscorus was the successor of Cyril of Alexandria to the Patriarchate of Alexandria. He presided over the Council of Ephesus which declared the teachings of eutyches, the Monophysite opponent of Nestorianism, to be orthodox. However, the 451 Council of Chalcedon condemned Eutyches, and Dioscorus was deposed and banished to Pamphlagonia. The Coptic Church rejected the theological conclusions of Chalcedon and venerates Dioscorus to this day.
   R.V. Sellers, The Council of Chalcedon (1953).

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