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60 Conversant with Byzantine ways and able to read Greek, Aleksii was consecrated as metropolitan ‘of Kiev and all Rhosia’ in 1354, after waiting a year in Constantinople. That he associated his ofﬁce so closely with the welfare and continuity of the Muscovite princely house need not, in itself, have raised difﬁculties for Byzantium. But Aleksii’s regency in Moscow was a red rag to the Lithuanian grand duke: snubbed by the Constantinopolitan patriarchate, he had promptly turned to the Bulgarian patriarch who consecrated his nominee Theodoretos as metropolitan in 1352.
Greene (University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press, 2003), 135–6. , 156–8. 15 D. Rowland, ‘Two cultures, one throne room. Secular courtiers and orthodox culture in the Golden Hall of the Moscow Kremlin’, in Orthodox Russia, 41–3, 47–51, 54–5. 9 j onat h a n s h e pa r d symbolism may have been interpreted with varying degrees of subtlety by the courtiers and churchmen who viewed these pictures, but their message was inescapable. Recourse to Byzantine ideology for this purpose was, in a sense, faute de mieux, in default of alternative formulations of imperial dominance consistent with Orthodox doctrine.
He found that such recognition of him as arbiter of church discipline and law was of value in dealings with the papacy, as a counterbalance to papal claims to universality. A letter of Germanos addressed to the curia’s cardinals in 1232 lists all those peoples who in obedience to their Byzantine mother-church have stayed ﬁrm in their Orthodoxy. 43 After the restoration in 1261 of the ecumenical patriarchate to Constantinople the pressure on the patriarch to provide guidance to Orthodox communities mounted still further.