2. ACOEMITENSIS MONACHUS. Symeones, a monk of one of the monasteries of the Acoemitenses at Constantinople, was sent by Cyril, his hegumenus or abbot, to Pope Felix II. or III. at Rome, to stir him up to the more active support of orthodoxy, then seriously threatened in the East by the strength of the Monophysite party and the temporising policy of the Emperor Anastasius, and the patriarch of Constantinople, Acacius.
The mission of Symeon determined the Pope to act more decisively and to refuse to recognize Peter the Fuller. who had regained the see of Antioch for the last time, about A. D. 485 [PETRUS, No. 17]; it led also to the deposition, for unfaithfulness and undue favour to the Monophysite party, of the presbyters Misenus and Vitalis, who had been sent by the Pope to Constantinople. (Evagrius, H. E.