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Juvenal of Jerusalem (Saint)
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(died 458), brought his episcopal see to the status of a patriarchate. With this political objective in mind, Juvenal first built an alliance with Cyril of Alexandria. Consequently, at the first imperial synod in Ephesus (431), Juvenal supported Cyril's hard line against Nestorius. Juvenal attained the apex of his power at the time of the second Synod of Ephesus (449) when he actively supported the anti-Antiochene policy of Dioscorus of Alexandria. At the time, his area of influence also included Phoenicia and Arabia. After the reversal in the Council of Chalcedon (451…

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Perrone, Lorenzo, “Juvenal of Jerusalem (Saint)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 07 March 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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