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(died Dec 17, 630), patriarch of Jerusalem. At the time of the Persian conquest of Palestine in 614, Modestus, as presbyter and abbot of Theodosius Monastery, worked first to save the Christians from their desperate situation by calling on Byzantine troops in Jericho to raise the siege of Jerusalem. After the capture of the city by the Persians, Modestus, as representative of the deported patriarch Zacharias, worked to alleviate the material and spiritual need of the church. He co…

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Perrone, Lorenzo, “Modestus”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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