3. Elias III. was patriarch at least as early as 881, when he sent a letter to Charles le Gros and the prelates, princes, and nobles of Gaul.
Elias died about A. D. 907.
Letter to Charlemagne
A Latin version of the letter of Elias to Charlemagne (for it is scarcely probable that the original was in that language) was published in the Spicilegium of D'Achéry
Papebroche, Tractatus preliminaris de Episcolpis et Patriarchis Sanctae Hierosolymnitanae Ecclesiae
in the Acta Sanctorum
vol. iii. with the Appendix
in vol. vii. p. 696, &c.; Labbe, Concilia,
vol. vii.; D'Achéry, Spicileg.
vol. iii. p. 363, ed. Paris, 1723.