The Siropoulos Project (iv)

The Forced Union of Florence Episode 1 – Ferrara Ferrara (conclusion) The fact of the matter is that many  of the delegates, under the circumstances, were forced to leave the council and to literally flee. From Ferrara alone three priests returned to Constantinople at the onset of the plague in that city (Memoir 296). TheContinue reading “The Siropoulos Project (iv)”

The Siropoulos Project (iii)

The Forced Union of Florence Episode 1 – Ferrara Ferrara (continued) According to Siropoulos the discussions concerning unity in Ferrara and later in Florence took a very log time and were, especially for the easterners, exhausting and extremely difficult. They remained in Italy almost three entire years. For them this was for the most partContinue reading “The Siropoulos Project (iii)”

The Siropoulos Project (i)

The Forced Union of Florence Episode 1 – Ferrara According to the memoirs of Sylvester Siropoulos, a participant in all of the sessions* Sylvester Siropoulos, the Great Ecclesiarch of the Church of Constantinople, is a rare and extremely valuable source, witness and participant of the events that took place in the Italian cities of FerraraContinue reading “The Siropoulos Project (i)”