David the Great Komnenos, the Last Emperor of Trebizond, is Canonized

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mike:
Quote from: http://www.johnsanidopoulos.com/2013/08/david-great-komnenos-last-emperor-of.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Mystagogy+%28MYSTAGOGY%29

Upon the recommendation of His Eminence Metropolitan Paul of Drama to the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece and then to the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the official canonization to the List of Saints in the Orthodox Church took place of the last emperor of Trebizond, David the Great Komnenos...

ICXCNIKA:
Is the CofG canonizing him or is the EP?

ialmisry:
Quote from: ICXCNIKA on August 02, 2013, 12:32:01 PM

Is the CofG canonizing him or is the EP?

Good question why the CoG is involved at all.

Carl Kraeff (Second Chance):
Are we talking about "David Megas Komnenos (Greek: Δαβίδ Μέγας Κομνηνός, Dabid Megas Komnēnos) (c. 1408 – November 1, 1463) was the last Emperor of Trebizond from 1459 to 1461. He was the third son of Emperor Alexios IV of Trebizond and Theodora Kantakouzene"?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_of_Trebizond

If so, what is the reason for his canonization?

Gunnarr:
um

why?


also, he was basically a pretender to the throne

he also seemed to have asked the pope also for a crusade against the turks, although most emperors of that time did the same

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