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Sergius I''' was the Patriarch of Constantinople from 610 to 638. In an attempt to form a compromise with the followers of the Monophysite [[heresy]] Sergius adopted the formula of ''mia thelesis'' that taught the two natures in Jesus Christ but also that he had only one will or mode of activity. This formula, known as [[Monothelitism]], was found heretical by the [[Sixth Ecumenical Council]] of 680.
Little is known of the life of Sergius before he became [[patriarch]]. Two events standout concerning Sergius during his tenure as patriarch. In 626, during an absence of the Emperor [[Heraclius]] from Constantinople, a force of [[w:Siege_of_Constantinople_(626)|Avars]] laid siege to the city. As the Avars prepared for their final attack, Sergius, with the Magistrate Bonus who was charged with the defense of the city, conducted a service before the image of Panagia Odigitra, during which they petitioned the [[Theotokos]] for help before the coming battle. After the service a great storm arose that caused great damage to the invading fleet, causing the Avars to withdraw from Constantinople. The withdrawal of the attackers was credited as a [[miracle]] of the Theotokos.
succession| before=[[Thomas I of Constantinople|Thomas I]]| title=[[List of Patriarchs of Constantinople|Patriarch of Constantinople]]| years= 610-638 | after=Pyrrhus I}}
Category: Bishops]][[ Category: Patriarchs of Constantinople]]