? I'm shocked? I don't understand why something like this would happen. Is this a common thing?
Deposed Patriarchs are not common enough to make the generalization, but Archb. Meletios was ordered confined to a monastery on some Greek isle when he was deposed by the bishops of Greece. He decided instead to take (reportedly by bribes) the throne of Constantinople instead.
Question a friend, perhaps he did not do it; but if he did anything so that he may do it no more.
A hasty quarrel kindles fire,
and urgent strife sheds blood.
If you blow on a spark, it will glow;
if you spit on it, it will be put out;
and both come out of your mouth