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Select Letters Of Saint Gregory Nazianzen by St. Cyril of Jerusalem

Section 6. To Nectarius Archbishop of Constantinople.

(Gregory, having failed to persuade the Council of a.d.381 to end the schism at Antioch by recognizing Paulinus as successor to Meletius, thought it best for the sake of peace to resign the Archbishopric. The Council elected in his place Nectarius, a catechumen at the time, who was Prætor of Constantinople, and he was consecrated and enthroned June 9, 381. Gregory always maintained cordial relations with him; and the following letter was written in answer to the formal announcement of his election.)

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