St John III Scholasticus, Patriarch of Constantinople
(February 21)

A lawyer, he was ordained priest and became Patriarch in 565. He wrote Canons which have been included in the Nomocanon*. In his day, the Cherubic Hymn and the prayer `At Thy mystical supper' were introduced into the Liturgy. He departed this life peacefully and gave his soul to God in 577.

* From "The Prologue from Ochrid", by Bishop Nikolai Velimirovic - Lazarica Press - Birmingham 1985
Four Book Edition - Translated by Mother Maria - Dates based on old church calendar.
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