Theodotos II appointed patriarch to replace Nikolaos Mouzalon

The patriarch Nikolaos IV Mouzalon was replaced by Theodotos II. Theodoros Prodromos wrote a long poetic encomium in 12-syllables to mark his accession, stressing the ascetic training he had imposed on himself, with the aid of his spiritual father, Theodosios 
Emperor Manuel I Komnenos (Manuel 1)
  • The ascetic excellence and spiritual qualities of Theodotos 12 became known to him, and he chose him for the patriarchate ? one of the many benefits of the Komnenian regime (:) Prodromos, Historische Gedichte LXXIV.227-230
Theodosios, spiritual father of patriarch Theodotos II (Theodosios 25001)
  • He had prepared Theodotos 12 for spiritual rebirth and the patriarchate by a series of ascetic exercises, including three years of silence (:) τὸ τῆς σιωπῆς τριετὲς μυστήριον Prodromos, Historische Gedichte LXXIV.71-134
Theodotos II, patriarch of Constantinople (Theodotos 12)
  • Was appointed patriarch to replace Nikolaos 14 (Mouzalon) (:) Kinnamos 84.4-5
  • He was installed as patriarch, and soon after received an encomium from Theodoros 25001, stressing the ascetic exercises he had undergone under the supervision of his spiritual father, Theodosios 25001 (:) Prodromos, Historische Gedichte LXXIV