Anthimos, Germanus and subordinate at Athos, John Prodromos and Constantinople monastery - never contacted by Wright and his Investigative Clowns

Steven Avery

Anthimos IV - (1785-1878) former patriarch, twice, at Constantinople, in 1863 he was in Antigonus Island and should be easy to contact either direct or through Constantinople

John Prodromos - coffee house in Galata, family, son of Pappa Prodromos, who was a minister of the Greek Church
in Tebizond (Trebizon, Trabzon).
"John Prodromos kept a coffee-house in Galatas, Constantinople, and probably does so still."

Germanus subordinate
- still at Athos

Constantinople Monastery


Unknown from Athos monastery
Hilarion and Dionysius

Constantius I of Constantinople (1770-1859)
Alexandrer Sturdza (1791-1854)


David Daniels p. 29-30

Who Faked the "World's Oldest Bible"? (2021)

ADD FROM p. 30 and footnotes


Sometime in early-mid 1841, 251 Patriarchs Constantius and Anthimus viewed the Codex in Hadji John Prodromos’ coffee shop in Galatas, Constantinople.

Constantius suggested that when Simonides was finished with it, to bring the codex to his home on Antigonus Island.

Simonides gave us a summary of this period:

“Benedict died at the time Mr. Stewart says, and I set out to Syme after three months for the sake of dispelling my grief on the death of my uncle, bringing with me, in a ship belonging to my family, the manuscript library to my father’s house. Thence I went to Constantinople [to meet Anthimus and Constantius], and again returned to Mount Athos, after a few days ... Afterwards I added many corrections which my uncle had made, and returned the second time to Constantinople from Athos [to bring the codex to Constantius].’’252

Simonides brought the Codex to Constantius’ home on Antigonus Island, sometime before August 1841. From there, the monk Germanus took the codex down to St. Catherine’s monastery in the Egyptian peninsula.

At St. Catherine’s, Callistratus checked over and partially corrected the codex. He decided much more had to be done. So sometime in 1842, Callistratus returned the partially corrected Codex to Athos for Simonides to correct. He also informed Simonides that he wanted him to come to St. Catherine's monastery to finish the job and make a final copy for the Tsar, and he gave him a time limit to do so. ...
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Steven Avery

David Daniels
Simonides was at Panteleimon monastery on Athos sometime in 1842, having compiled seven different versions of the Epistle of Barnabas from that 1837 stash of books they got from the dying monk, Gregory. All he needed were Callistratus' corrections to Barnabas that he had made in the codex. These became the main text for Simonides' Barnabas book. He was finishing this up in February of 1843, when the priest-monk Kallinikos saw Simonides. After Simonides finished writing his notes for his Barnabas project, I think he did something I would have done. Once his attention was off Barnabas, he turned to the other corrections that Callistratus made to the Codex Sinaiticus. I believe that what Simonides' saw, ripped his heart out! He realized that the corrections made by Callistratus were more than just proofreading.

Steven Avery

Elliott p. 72 - note also TNC making this into fancy columns





I can in the same manner entirely disprove the implied assertion of
Dionysius, that Simonides was only at Mount Athos during a part of] the






Hodgkin ending

Dionysius is, or was, a celebrated calligrapher in the Rossico monastery: he was originally a private monk of the oKf|TTi of St. Anna; he copied the treatise of Pauselenus about Dionysius of Agrapha at the request of Pappa Macarius for M. Didron. It is possible that he is mentioned in that work.
I have extremely condensed the statements of Simonides, but will obtain full answers to other points connected with the queries, if it be desired...

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