Paul the New
Venerated inEastern Orthodoxy
Roman Catholicism
FeastAugust 30
Paul IV of Constantinople
Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople
Term ended784
Personal details
DenominationChalcedonian Christianity

Paul IV, known as Paul the New (Παῦλος; ? – December 784) was Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople from 780 to 784.[1] He had once opposed the veneration of icons but urged the calling of an ecumenical council to address the iconoclast controversy. Later, he resigned and retired to a monastery due to old age and illness. He was succeeded by Tarasios,[2] who was a lay administrator at the time.

Paul the New is venerated as a saint in the Eastern Orthodox Church, and his feast day is celebrated on August 30.


  1. ^ J. M. Hussey (1986). The Orthodox Church in the Byzantine Empire. Clarendon Press, Oxford.
  2. ^ St. Tarasius. "In 784 when Paul IV Patriarch of Constantinople died Tarasius was an imperial secretary, and a champion of the veneration of images.”
Titles of Chalcedonian Christianity Preceded byNicetas I Patriarch of Constantinople 780–784 Succeeded byTarasios