Nicholas III

Nicholas III

noun
(Giovanni Gaetani Orsini) died 1280, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 1277–80.
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nicholas iii

Eastern Orthodox patriarch of Constantinople (1084-1111), theologian and liturgical scholar noted for combatting doctrinal heresy and composing sacramental prayer texts for the Byzantine liturgy. Among Nicholas' liturgical compositions are prayers and responses in the service rituals for baptism, marriage, confession, fasting, and communion

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