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The City, The Patriarchate, The Emperors

Coin of Emperor Constantine XI Palaeologus Dragasis


Icon of the Christ and New Testament Reader

Web-site of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople

A short history of the Patriarchate

On the future of the Ecumenical Patriarchate

The Orthodox Church 

Vasiliev, A History of the Byzantine Empire

Mommsen, The History of Old Rome

David, The Medieval Europe

The Virtue of a King - by Manuel II Palaeologus

The Virtue of a King - Emperor Basil to his son Leo (Romanian translation)

The Virtue of a King - Deacon Agapetus to Justinian (Romanian translation)

In Time and Out of Time: Constantinople, New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarchate - by Stephanos of Tallinn and all Estonia

Constantine the Great & Christianity (AD 312-340), by F. Orphanos

On the Byzantine Military Strategy, by Walter Emil Kaegi, Jr.

The Byzantine Empire (Part I: 330-1204)

Emperors / Dynasties and History

The Despotate of Epirus under Michael I (13th c.), by K. Kotsidimou

The Nicean Empire


Constantinople : Like the golden wings of the pheasant when he flies

Videos about Byzantium and Orthodoxy

E-Mule link Discovery Channel, Byzantium - The Lost Empire (avi, Part 1: Building the Dream, Part 2: Heaven on Earth, Part 3: Forever and Ever)

Mosaics of Hagia Sophia, (pdf, 17 MB)


Greek Literature - Ancient, Medieval, Modern

Constantinople Home Page


   Emperors from Constantine I to Constantine XI Palaeologus contributed their strength to the empire. Contributions in encouraging the growth of the church, establishing the doctrine of the church, arranging the decoration of public places, and leading the army to battle, unified the other elements of the society with a common icon which the people could see. The final emperor was so close to his people he refused to flee Constantinople when its fall was eminent and fought to his own death with his people in defense of his empire.

From: J. Schwarz, Survival of the Byzantine Empire


List of Emperors of the Byzantine Empire (324-1453)

Constantine and Christianity

The Imperial Index: The Rulers of the Roman Empire, From Augustus to Constantine XI Palaeologus, at the Online Encyclopedia of Roman Emperors   

Constantine I the Great (4th Century): Edict of Milan * Oration to the Assembly of the Saints (Easter oration)

Eusebius of Caesarea: Life of the Blessed Emperor Constantine * Oration in Praise of the Emperor Constantine

Dates for Patriarchs of Constantinople

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