The Ecthesis is a letter published in 638 CE by the
Byzantineemperor Heracliuswhich defined monotheletismas the official imperial form of Christianity. It rejected the formula which opponents Sophroniusand Maximus the Confessorhad published at the synodof Cyprus.
The emperor sent this as an edict to all four metropolitan sees. It was signed by
Cyrus of Alexandriaand Arkadios IIof Cyprus. But during 638 in Rome, Pope Honorius Iwho had supported monothelitism died. His successor Pope Severinuscondemned the Ecthesis, " ex cathedra", and so was forbidden his seat until 640.
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